|Title||Setting Up Community Based Water and Sanitation Facilities|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Varampath, A, Bhalla, RS, Appavou, G|
A number of simple steps can ensure that community based water and sanitation projects have a higher likelihood of success. This manual is based on a collection of field experiences from Tamil Nadu and is a practitioners diary of lessons learnt. Most of these experiences are from work done under a project entitled “Community-based Water and Sanitation Facilities and Capacity Building of Local Residents for Adaptation to the Calamity in Coastal Areas in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu, India”. This project was supported by the UN-HABITAT and involved sixteen villages in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. During the course of the project, the field teams had to overcome a range of obstacles and challenges. Given this was a community based project, many of these were of a non-technical nature but equally important as any purely physical activity that we undertook.