The purpose of this report is to present characteristics and impacts of WSS management regimes on the living conditions of the poor and on the environment in the two localities of Valasaravakkam Group and Kottivakkam Group in order to assess conditions prevalent in periurban areas.
This report follows the diagnosis and peri-urban profile of governance and management of water and sanitation services in the metropolitan area including the institutional mapping within the sector that was completed earlier in the project. The Valasaravakkam Group consists of 5
local government entities and the Kottivakkam Group consists of 4 local government entities. The former is to the west of the City and is inland and the latter on the south along the coast facing the Bay of Bengal. The two study areas have been selected because they exhibit different aspects in physical, socio-economic and environmental terms.
This report is also available from The Development Planning Unit website and can be downloaded as the full report, the report without annex 3 and 4 (illustrations), or annex 3 and 4 only, or an executive summary.
Citizens for Sustainable Living (SUSTAIN). WSS Practices and Living Conditions in the Peri-Urban Interface of Metropolitan Chennai: the Cases of Valasaravakkam Group and Kottivakkam Group. (2005)