Anil Agarwal Dialogue: Excreta Does Matter

March 20, 2013


March
4-5, 2013, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi


The Centre for Science and Environment is organizing the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2013: Excreta Does Matter, on urban India’s water supply and waste management challenges. The two-day Dialogue will deliberate on critical issues on how cities will get affordable and sustainable water and waste systems that can supply to all and take back and treat the sewage of all.

Our publication, the 7th State of India’s Environment Report called Excreta Matters, details the challenges faced by cities as they source water from further and further away; increased distribution losses and cost of supply; increased disparity within the city and most importantly, paucity of funds for sewage systems to be set up and maintained. Today, all cities are losing the battle to treat sewage.

As a result, we are killing our rivers and waterbodies, which have become receptacles of sewage and garbage. Cities are impinging on the rural areas, resulting in increased tension and conflicts over sourcing. We hope to deliberate on these issues to look for answers.

The Dialogue is an annual series, named after Anil Agarwal, environmentalist and founder of CSE. Anil strongly believed in the power of research, discussion and debate to drive policy.

The water and waste and pollution sector is extremely truncated and disparate. We hope this Dialogue will help bring the community together. We hope this will become an important event on water in India that brings together people from the government, NGOs, donors, private sector and academia.

The objectives are to build a community of people working on water from all over India, provide a forum for interaction and highlight current thinking that can inform policy and programmes. Given the scope of the programme we hope you will want to participate in the Anil Agarwal Dialogue. We unfortunately have limited funds and so, will only be able to support the participation of invited speakers and key presenters. But we hope you will still have an interest in coming. Please let us know.

 

 

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News Clippings

February 29, 2012

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Vice President’s speech
 
Workshop Programme
 
Presentations: Day 1 (Session 1)
Anil Agarwal Dialogues: Excreta Does Matter

By: Sunita Narain

Nature and Organization of India’s Water Economy

By: Tushaar Shah

Water Conflicts in the Context of Increasing Urbanisation and Industrialisation

By: K. J. Joy

Urban Water Reforms-Maharashtra-MSNA

By: Malini V Shankar

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project

By: Amitabh Kant

Optimising Local Water Resources and Availability in Urban and Peri-urban Chennai

By: S.Janakarajan

Man Sagar Restoration Model...success through INNOVATION

By: Rajeev Lunkad

Water and Sanitation: Barriers to Universalization

By: Marie – Helene Zerah

 
Presentations: Day 1 (Session 2)
Lakes of Hyderabad: Would they survive?

By: Anjal Prakash

Bangalore’s Lakes and Impact on Ground Water

By: Bhargavi S.Rao

Agriculture to Tourism and Deepening Environmental Crisis in Lake Vembanad

By: NC Narayanan

 
Presentations: Day 1 (Session 3)
GROUNDWATER IN URBAN INDIA

By: Himanshu Kulkarni

Urban Groundwater Monitoring and 377 million live Management

By: Sushil Gupta

EXPERIECNES OF AQUIFER MAPPING AND GROUNDWATER MONITORING IN URBAN AREAS CASE STUDY OF BHUJ CITY

By: Dr. YOGESH JADEJA

Designer Wetlands for Lake Rejuvenation

By: Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Legal Framework For Protection of Groundwater

By: Archana Vaidya

 
Presentations: Day 1 (Session 4)
MANAGEMENT OF SEWAGE

By: Deepak Kantawala

Challenges of Sewage Treatment in India

By: Prof. Shyam R. Asolekar

Urban Sanitation : Experiences and Lessons

By: Srinivas Chary Vedala

STP Technologies & Their Cost Effectiveness

By: Prof. Arunabha Majumder

Time to think Out of the Box Need of Wastewater Reuse in India

By: Uday Kelkar

Economics of Sewage Management

By: Abhay Kantak

Implementation of City Sanitation Planfrom planning to practical intervention

By: Dirk Walther

Innovative Technologies for Urban Waste Water Treatment

By: Mukesh Grover

 
Presentations: Day 1 (Special Session)
Anil Agarwal Dialogues Excreta Does Matter

By: Sunita Narain

 
Presentations: Day 2 (Session7)
Modern Problems: Traditional Solutions Climate Change/ Water & Food Security

By: Rajendra Singh

Safeguarding Rivers and Watersheds

By: Leo F. Saldanha

OVERVIEW OF GANGA RIVER POLLUTION

By: R.M.Bhardwaj

Noyyal River Pollution excreta happens!!!!

By: T. Mohan

RESTORATION & CONSERVATION

By: ROCHAMLIANA

The Musi River: a case for resource recovery?

By: Priyanie Amerasinghe

 
Presentations: Day 2 (Session 8)
Green Bridges-Ecotechnological Solutions for the Basin Governance

By: Sandeep Joshi

SBT TECHNOLOGY OF IIT BOMBAY

By: Prof H S Shankar

Centre for Science and Environment Anil Agarwal dialogues 4th March 2013 at New

By: T.Sampath Kumar

DEWATS Cost and its Determinants a case study from India

By: Tsephel S K Nair

Restoration of Mithi River

By: Dr. MAMTA TOMAR

THREATS & REMEDIES FOR URBAN WETLANDS

By: MANU BHATNAGAR

BioÔÇÉremediation An ecological alternative to treat wastewater

By: Sanjay Aggarwal

Urban lakes. The title is A Legal Protection for Lakes

by Archana Vaidya

 
Presentations: Day 2 (Session 9)
Small Cities are different than large ones – not just smaller!

By: Ashish Mathur

Urban Wastewater for Rural Agriculture: Emerging Relations

By: Alka Palrecha

Waste water utilisation practice in the East Kolkata Wetlands and why it could not be replicated

By: Dhrubajyoti Ghosh

Sustainable Waste-water re-use A strategic necessity for Indian cities

By: anand_madhavan

THE HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF REUSING SEWAGE

By: Dr. Nandini Sharma

Application of Human Urine – Productivity and Impacts

By: Rahul Bakare

Best water reuse practices in industry

By: Ramani Iyer

 
Media Clippings

Hindustan Times: New Delhi, Mar. 06, 2013

Need strict norms to control river pollution

EENADU: Delhi, Mar. 06, 2013

Nation/ Pakistan/ 06/03/2013

80pc of Indian sewage flows into rivers

Ny Daily News: Mar. 5, 2013

Eighty percent of Indian sewage 'flows untreated into rivers

Radiancemedia: March 4, 2013

Vice President Hamid Ansari expresses concern over scarce water resources and inequity in access to water at CSE’s Second Anil Agarwal Dialogue, ‘Excreta Does Matter’

Epaper.Jagran: March 5, 2013

The Hindu: March 5, 2013

Sewage disposal most flawed part of urban planning in India

Hindustan Times: March 04, 2013

Water crisis looming large before us: Hamid Ansari

Economic Times: March 5, 2013

Around 80 pc of sewage in Indian cities flows into water systems

Timesof India: March 5, 2013

Around 80% of sewage in Indian cities flows into water systems