Launch Event cum Webinar: Making Ganga Basin Cities Water Sensitive

The event is now completed


Date: 27th July, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Online
Language: English

CSE is starting a new capacity building initiative on - ‘Making water sensitive cities in Ganga basin’ aimed at improving river health/flows. Key focus areas of the programme are Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning, Urban Water Efficiency and Conservation, Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse, Urban Groundwater Management and Urban Waterbodies / Lake Management. 

About the Event & Webinar  


Capacity building and action research for promoting sustainable urban water management for improved river health in Ganga basin cities. 


  • Develop understanding of the concept and approach of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)
  • Discuss potential and opportunities for connecting water, urban planning/development in the Ganga basin cities.
  • Case studies of successfully implemented WSUDP projects.  

Target Participants

  • State / municipal functionaries dealing with urban planning, water, sewerage and sanitation including flood / drainage sector in Ganga basin states.
  • SPMG, Programme Management Units & SPVs supporting state/cities.
  • Namami Gange Programme partners and key funding agencies – World Bank, ADB and other bi-lateral funding agencies.
  • International Non-Governmental Organization and local grassroots community-based organization incl. Self Help Groups.
  • Technology providers, consultants including practitioners, researchers, academicians and NGO’s promoting sustainable water management.  

Webinar Coordinators

Nupur Srivastava
Programme Manager
Phone: +91 75068 43420 





Press Releases
CSE joins National Ganga Mission initiative for making cities water-sensitive
Outlook: Initiative launched to make cities in Ganga basin water sensitive
PIB: Capacity Building Initiative on Making Water Sensitive Cities in Ganga Basin Launched
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Proceedings (pdf)
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Launch Event cum Webinar Recording
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Launch Event: Speakers
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
Director General
Sunita Narain
Director General,
Centre for Science and Environment, India
Suresh Kumar Rohilla Senior Director, CSE
Webinar Speakers
G. Mathi Vathanan
Principal Secretary,
HUDD, Odisha
Vandana Menon
Independent Consultant,
New Delhi
Stanley Samuel
CEO Ecosofft Pvt Ltd,
Excellent webinar, Thank you to all speakers for the knowledgeable information.
-Prabha Shankar Shukla
Wonderful and excellent webinar on climate change and cities. Thanks for organisers
-V. Gangi Reddy, RRDS NGO, Nellore
Thanks Sunita ji. Very well elaborated. Your session itself told the importance of water, especially harvesting of water catching it wherever one can get it. Your presentation video must be supplied it will help us to aware the people in mass.
-Arunendra Srivastava
Very good discussion is ongoing. I have full support with you.
Joydev Dey, Peoples' Science & Environment Organization, West Bengal
Local wisdom is still available. It can be revived, it is documented widely, even Ms Sunita made a good presentation on various technologies used earlier.
- Vivek Negi
It was a wonderful session by the respected panellists. Very informative and comprehensive. Thanks everyone.
- Mostafa Sameer
Very informative webinar. Glad to attend. Thanks to all the speakers and organizers.
- Nidhi Gahlyan