Launch Event cum Webinar: Making Ganga Basin Cities Water Sensitive


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. .  

The launch event followed with a webinar is part of the series of activities – webinars, workshops trainings (both online and residential), field exposure visits, knowledge conclaves aimed at engaging 1300+ number state / municipal functionaries and other sector players involved in promoting sustainable urban water management. The initiative activities include – developing Practitioner Guides, implementing model projects / interventions in select cities (as learning centres) and a help desk to support practitioners requiring technical guidance and support in implementing similar projects.   

This 3-year duration project is supported by National Mission Clean Ganga, Government of India – as a capacity building initiative under the national flagship mission - Namami Gange. 

This initiative is part of the series of ongoing efforts by NMCG aimed to ensuring convergence of Namami Gange Mission with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, HRIDAY, NULM) and other missions (Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jeewan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission) at state /city level across Ganga basin states.   

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.  

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Webinar Coordinators

Nupur Srivastava
Programme Manager
Phone: +91 75068 43420 

Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director




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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,