From February 11 to February 13, about 100 journalists, environmentalists and experts from all over India came together in a state-of-the-art symposium to discuss, debate and demystify the year’s key issues of environment and development. CSE’s Annual Media Conclave – the Anil Agarwal Dialogue 2019 – officially unveiled the Down To Earth State of India’s Environment 2019 annual report, with former Supreme Court Justice Madan B Lokur and Editorial Director of Business Standard T N Ninan doing the honours.


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Press Release
Nimli (Alwar)
February 11, 2019
State of India’s Environment 2019 report released by CSE
Prsentations [Day 1]
Time up for Reinvention?
By: Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE
Weather variability or climate change: de-coding the extreme events that are defining our today
By: Sunita Narain, Director General, CSE
IPCC 1.5°C Report
By: Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General
Being a farmer
By: Richard Mahapatra
Sr. Director/Managing Editor DTE
Mgnregs and Agriculture
By: Ashok Pankaj, Director, (CSD), New Delhi
Jal Saheli and Pani Panchayat
Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan
Prsentations [Day 2]
changes in open defecation in rural India: 2014-2018
By: Nazar Khalid, Research Fellow, (RICE), Gurugram
Behaviour Change and its effects on Swachh Bharat Mission: Stories from India
By: Megha Sen, Programme Officer, CLTS Foundation, Kolkata
Sustainable Sanitation: Sustaining Lives
By: Avani Kapur, Director, Accountability Initiative,(CPR),
Faecal Connection - Ganga and its cities
By: Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Programme, Director, Water and Wastewater Management, CSE
Environmental Governance in India: Where are we headed?
By: Shilpa Chohan, Environmental Lawyer, Gurugram
Sanitation & Our Rivers-The Tale of the Toilet: A Half-Story
By: Sushmita Sengupta, Programme Manager, Rural Water and Waste Management
Air Pollution and Mobility: Choking and Grounded
By: Anumita Roychowdhury, Executive Director Research and Advocacy
Air Quality Trends in India from Source to Forecasty
By: SAFAR-India
Electric Mobility – agenda for discussion
By: Gaurav Dubey, Programme Manager - Sustainable Mobility Programme
Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Animals, Humans & the question of ‘And’ & ‘Or’
By: Ravi Chellam, Chief Executive Officer, Metastring Foundation
Some Thoughts
By: Ajay Deshpande, Former Expert Member, National Green Tribunal
State of the environment and the status of the environment regulators in India
Feasibility of Waste to Energy plants in India
By: Swati Singh Sambyal, Programme Manager, Environmental Governance-Solid
Note on Anil Agarwal
Anil Agarwal (1947-2002), the founder-director of Centre for Science and Environment