Media Briefing & Seminar: Forum of Cities that Segregate

Annual convention on urban solid waste management How are India’s cities managing their waste

June 7, 2018, Thursday

9:30 AM – 6: 00 PM

Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110003 

Municipal solid waste has emerged as a mounting threatto the environmental health of the country. Urban India alone generates 1.5 lakh metric tonnes of waste per day. This figure is increasing every year by 5 percent, due to a rising population and consumption patterns. Segregation at source seems to be the only viable solution.

In 2017, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) launched an initiative called the ‘Forum of Cities that Segregate’, that brought together 20 cities from 13 states to ensure 100 per cent source segregation – the aim was to make these cities the pioneers of waste management in the country.

Six months later, not only have these cities moved towards cleaner landscapes, but have also inspired more cities to become a part of this campaign.
We invite you to join us for a day-long meeting as we release an assessment report highlighting the achievements of these cities, understanding the roadblocks and devising better solutions for the future – in essence, getting a sense of how India’s cities are innovating to manage their waste.

Please send in your participation request with full details of your organization, designation, contact numbers etc to the undersigned by May 18, 2018. CSE will support the travel and stay of 15 selected outstation participants.

Parul Tewari, The CSE Media Resource Centre, / 9891838367