Regional workshop on ‘Energy and resource efficiency in Urban Water Management’ on February 28, 2013 at Guwahati, Assam
CSE is organising a regional workshop on ‘Energy and Resource Efficiency in Urban Water Management’ on February 28, 2013 at the NEDFi Conference Hall, Guwahati, Assam. The workshop is supported by Department of Urban Development and Guwahati Development Department (Government of Assam) – as the local partner state.
The NURM mission cities need to expand the accessibility and availability of water supply and sanitation facilities to make the cities vibrant. But the opportunities under NURM and in particular North Eastern states also come with a challenge to mainstream the Best Management Practices (BMP) and reforms targeted at energy and resource efficiency measures in urban water management for long term sustainability.
The objectives of the regional workshop are:
To generate awareness about the best management practices (BMPs), state of art knowledge and reforms in the area of energy and resources efficiency.
To discuss with key state holders the concept, issues/barriers and experiences in mainstreaming of BMPs/NURM reforms in the sustainable water management area.
To explore capacity building support required to implement projects aimed at mainstreaming BMPs and reforms in the NURM schemes.
The speakers at the workshop will include – Principal Secretary (Urban Development / Water Resources), key municipal functionaries from local bodies, development authorities and public health departments – both policy makers and senior officials involved in planning and implementation of NURM projects in NE states including experts from CSE, other Centre of Excellence(s) identified by the central/state government, faculty and researchers IITs, professional bodies, industry, practitioners and NGOs advocating energy and resources efficiency in urban water management. The chief guest of the workshop will be Capt Robin Bordoloi (Chairman, GMDA) and Dr. J.B. Singh (Principal Secretary, UDD) will be the guest of honour.
Participation in the workshop is strictly by invitation.
For further details and registration contact
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla Programme Director Email: email@example.com
The Ministry of Urban Development has acknowledged the lack of skilled man power in urban local bodies across India and has therefore developed the ‘Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies’ (CBULB). The programme aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials for the mainstreaming of reforms and best management practices (BMPs) of sustainable water and wastewater management through training programmes followed with field exposure visit, seminars and workshops.
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