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Best Practices in Environmental Governance October 9-20, 2012

October 9-20, 2012

TURNAROUND: Reform Agenda for India's Environmental Regulators

The report brings to fore the constraints and challenges faced by State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) today in the form of - staff shortage, finances, skilled human resources, etc. The report recognises these constraints and outlines the training needs of SPCBs in view of the present environmental scenario in the country.

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CPCB’s Real time water quality monitoring

In order to eliminate problems associated with manual water quality monitoring, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has planned to go for hi-tech solution. CPCB is planning to install ‘Real Time Water Quality Monitoring Network’ across Ganga Basin for testing ten parameters. The Ganga is the largest and the most important river of India, with its watershed covering 10 Indian states, namely Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.

Project using CCTV cameras impactful at GPCB, but manpower shortage an issue

The Delhi Chapter of Indian Association for Air Pollution Control was held on September 23rd 2012. In the meeting, Mr. D.M. Thakar, Deputy Environment Engineer, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) shared some successes of the Ahmedabad Air Pollution Control Plan. Amongst these, what was highly appreciated was the use of CCTV cameras for live monitoring of emissions from smoke stacks at industrial units.

WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY IN BHUTAN

The Waste Prevention and Management Regulation, 2012, which came into effect on 18 April 2012 in Bhutan is a comprehensive regulation for the waste minimization and management. It establishes various agencies and monitoring authorities for the effective implementation of this regulation, and is applied to all point sources and/or point of origin of different types of waste and their management.

River and lake pollution – Strategies for conservation

September 24-28, 2012

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