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MODEL PROJECTS

CSE is constantly deluged with queries, opinions and ideas from people who are concerned about the prevailing water crisis and are keen to play an active role in managing water. The Sixteen model projects provide the answers, at least to some of them. These also act as effective tools to establish the fact that rainwater harvesting can be taken up and implemented successfully in urban centers, by all concerned individuals who are looking for a way to fulfill their own water needs.

India's second Raincentre comes up in Meerut

The second raincentre in India has been launched in Meerut on 25 July, 2004. CSE collaborated with Janhit Foundation, a Meerut based NGO to set up this centre which features different aspects and techniques of traditional and modern rainwater harvesting.

Rain centre at Sayla (Gujarat)

The Sayla Rain centre is located in Surendra Nagar, a drought prone district of North Gujarat. Scanty and uncertain rainfall make livelihood difficult for local people including agricultural activities. Even availability of drinking water remains a major issue for people. The rain center houses information in the form of panels, working models, artificial rainfall, water quality testing laboratory. It is actually a rural knowledge resource center on rainwater harvesting and water management and provides information on how rainfall can be harvested in semi arid condition.

India's fourth Raincentre comes up in Burdwan (West Bengal)

The fourth rain centre of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) established in Burdwan was inaugurated by Shri Nirupam Sen, Minister-in-Charge of Industry and Commerce, Industrial Reconstruction and Planning and Development of the West Bengal Government on February 7, 2009.

Overview

CSE’s work on Urban RWH

The first step: To make households, industries, institutions, and urban mohallas, all recognise the importance and value of rainwater harvesting for their own lives.

Overview

CSE started its work on water issues way back in the 80s, when it was becoming apparent that the water management paradigm based on exploitation of surface and groundwater resources even as it neglected capturing rain to recharge or for direct use would lead the country to a huge water crisis. CSE first focussed on pushing for policy reforms in the water sector to mainstream harvesting rainwater in both urban and rural areas.

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CSE started its work on water issues way back in the 80s, when it was becoming apparent that the water management paradigm based on exploitation of surface and groundwater resources even as it neglected capturing rain to recharge or for direct use would lead the country to a huge water crisis.

CSE’s work as COE on Sustainable Water Management

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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Sanjay lake -- dying silently

Nine years have passed since Vinod Kumar Jain had filed a public interest litigation to save the water bodies of Delhi. The case is still in the court but meanwhile some lakes in Delhi, have actually turned into cesspools. One such lake is the Sanjay lake of east Delhi.

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Lake under scanner

Construction of a new housing project adjacent to the Khurpa tal by the Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) has caused afresh hue and cry among the villagers in the surrounding area when Dr. Ajay S. Rawat, Professor of History in Kumaon University filed a PIL against the illegal boring of groundwater in the area this January.

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