Urban water and sanitation in India: multi-stakeholder dialogues for systemic solutions

The dialogues, undertaken with a spirit of continuity, focused on five themes: challenges in water utility management, roles of the private sector and civil society, role of water regulators, improving water data and metrics, and prospects for capacity building. This report summarises the overall diagnoses of the challenges in each of the five thematic areas as discussed by the participants and outlines broad recommendations. Each of the five key challenges have been analysed in detail through research issue briefs circulated by CEEW before each meeting as well as in the proceedings of the meetings. In addition, this report also includes short essays contributed by several participants in the dialogue.