Centre for Science and Environment


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Conference and training workshop on rainwater harvesting

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A way to augment Chandigarh’s water resources

CSE has submitted a report on city wide rainwater harvesting for Chandigarh as a part of its work as Centre Of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. Chandigarh does not have any surface water source and there is a steep decline in the groundwater levels in the city. The city has very few options for sourcing water, recharging the confined aquifers from where water is being tapped becomes a necessity. Every summer, newspaper reports quote residents residing on the second and third floors in the southern sectors of the city complaining about the shortage of drinking water.

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Ministry of Urban Development has chosen CSE as the Centre of Excellence in the area of urban development on Sustainable Water Management. The Centre is conducting a series of training programmes on decentralized waste water treatment and rainwater harvesting.

The first training programme for the municipal engineers took place between 3rd and 7th of November 2009.

List of participants (PDF)

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