Managing Urban Waterbodies for Making Cities Water-sensitive and Improving River Health

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Water stress, exhibited through a galloping freshwater demand-supply gap, increasing incidences of urban flooding and rapidly depleting groundwater reserves, has become common phenomenon in and around the cities of the Ganga basin in India. The reasons are rapid urbanisation and loss of waterbodies (ponds, lakes, floodplains and the catchment area). 

The need of the hour is to restore, rejuvenate and protect waterbodies (including the catchment). This requires sensitisation of agencies and functionaries involved in urban planning and land development on the issues and challenges, as well as on the potential of water-sensitive urban design and development (WSUDP) – in particular, urban waterbodies management -- to enhance liveability and resilience in cities and to improve river health/flow. 

CSE invites you to a webinar to discuss this. The event is a part of a series of activities envisaged under the three-year capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water-sensitive’. The initiative aims at engaging with over 1,300 state and municipal functionaries and other sector players to build their capacity. 

Webinar Coordinator

Amrita Anand
Programme Coordinator
Urban Water Programme, CSE
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 312)




Webinar Recording
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Introduction and Context Setting
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Urban Waterbodies Management in Delhi
K.S. Jayachandran
Wetlands Authority of Delhi
Approach for Waterbodies Management
Dr Veena Srinivasan
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Rajiv Ranjan Mishra
Director General
National Mission for Clean Ganga Government of India
Veena Srinivasan
Centre for Social and Environmental Innovation ATREE
K S Jayachandran
Special Secretary
(Environment & Forests) Government of NCT Delhi
Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director
Urban Water Programme
CSE Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI