Media Invite: Conference- Waste to resource- Addressing construction and demolition waste in cities

Centre for Science and Environment and Environment Pollution Control Authority(EPCA) for National Capital Region

Invites you to

Conference: “Waste to resource: Addressing construction and demolition waste in cities” 

December 23, 2013, New Delhi

Mega cities around the world generate about 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year, and the Construction and Demotion(C&D) waste constitutes the largest volume of non-organic solid wastes, about half the solid waste generated worldwide.

In India, it is estimated that 48 million tonnes per annum of solid waste is generated, of which waste from Construction Industry accounts for 25% at 10-12 million tonnes. 

Indian cities have just started recognizing the C&D waste as a major problem, as reusing this waste is illegal.

Centre for Science and Environment invites journalists to a day long conference to address the policy and standards gaps in managing the C&D waste and discuss how this can be recycled to be put back into construction work.

Venue: The Basement Theatre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi

Day and Date: Monday, December 23, 2013

Time: 9:30am - 6:00 pm


Participation procedure

  • Participation at the Workshop is open to active Indian journalists

  • There are only 14 seats in the Workshop. Interested journalists can apply through e-mail  in the format provided below to the undersigned.

  • There is no participation / registration fee. CSE offers to support the travel and accommodation of some of the selected participants. But to avail of this sponsorship opportunity, interested journalists must apply immediately.

  • Selection of the participants will be done by CSE, and its decision will be final.

  • There is no cut-off date, the seats will be filled on a first come-first served basis.


Please send your applications to: Papia Samajdar, Deputy Programme Manager - Media at