SWE INSIGHTS

  • 2019 Volume I

    Sustainable Water Enterprise (SWE) Alliance Workshop 1 Proceedings

  • 2019 Volume II

    The CSR Spend in India crossed INR 10,000 crores in 2017-18. However, in these massive CSR spends by the Indian Corporate Sector, is there any funding available for SWEs?

  • 2019 Volume III

    In May 2019, three major water related ministries were merged to form a single Jal Shakti Ministry to implement all water related works in an integrated manner. What was the need to form this ministry? How will this decision impact the water management in India?

  • 2019 Volume IV

    The groundwater levels in India have fallen to an alarming low. 21% of Indian Cities are on the brink of out of groundwater. The country can only store 8% of the annual rainfall. In July 2019, Government of India launched a dedicated campaign to address the falling water table. What is this campaign? How will it help raise the water table?

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wORKSHOP
Impact of FSSAI Regulation amendment dated January 29, 2019 on Water Vending Machines

March 06, 2019, Hyderabad

Convened by: Safe Water Network India

Hosted by: WaterHealth India

The first Workshop of SWE Alliance centered on Impact of FSSAI Regulation amendment dated January 29, 2019 on Water Vending Machines (or, 40,000-50,000 SWEs) set up by the Government, NGOs, private players and philanthropists. At the event, perspectives were sought from the present sector stakeholders. While the SWEs are totally inclined to ensure compliance to the regulation to ensure quality of drinking water, they also envisage an impact on the costs and expansion timelines in the process of compliance, thereby impacting the SWE sector sustainability and expansion plans significantly. The group felt that the amendment has left some ambiguities in terms of compliance requirements and hence, decided to present a joint sector representation to the FSSAI to put forth the concerns and queries.

The SWE Alliance Calendar drafted for the Workshop 1 for deliberations was shared as a reference material and further discussed with all participants from seven SWE practitioner organizations. Three themes including FSSAI regulation on water quality impacting SWE intervention, such as foreseen application of GST on unpackaged drinking water and regulation and control of groundwater extraction for treatment by SWEs were discussed and welcomed by the participants. The participants were informed and thanked for sharing their organization profiles and case histories as lessons from the field, which can now be easily accessed to from the SWE Alliance website as well as on its Facebook page

 

WORKSHOP DOCUMENTS​