The fundamental principle underlying CSE’s water management programme is that the looming water crisis facing the country is not primarily due to a lack of water, but rather arises from mismanagement of water resources. The centralized management paradigm has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water.
Given the growing population and water demand, the government will find it extremely difficult to raise financial resources to meet the growing water needs as well as to clean up the increasing levels of polluted water. The answers to meeting the challenge of the water crisis lie in a participatory, efficient and sustainable water management paradigm.MORE +
Towards citywide water and sanitation management
A Public Service Advertisment on Rainwater Harvesting by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
Vinod Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) released CSE's new septage management practitioner's guide in Hindi, in New Delhi on April 26, 2018.
CSE has helped the state governments of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar in developing policies/operative guidelines on faecal sludge and septage management.
WaterAid International has identified the partnership between CSE and WaterAid Bangladesh as an outstanding example in its category.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs of the Government of India has recognised CSE as a Centre of Excellence (COE) in the area of sustainable water management.