Work Overview

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working on rural water and sanitation issues for more than two decades now highlighting the need for rational management of water resources and waste. As part of its work in the field of water and waste management, CSE has been conducting research, documenting innovative case studies, produced publications and manuals and also undertaken model projects and training programmes. Eight years of CSE’s research yielded the influential publication, Dying Wisdom: The Rise, Fall and Potential of Traditional Water Harvesting Systems, a book that catalysed senior political leaders, judges, editors and other decision-makers into thinking about rainwater harvesting. 

Green Rural Development

Water has been harvested in India since antiquity, with our ancestors perfecting the art of water management. Many water harvesting structures and water conveyance systems specific to the eco-regions and culture has been developed.

Water Management
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video Harvest of Rain-CSE

A Public Service Advertisment on Rainwater Harvesting by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

video Harvest of Rain

Harvest of Rain

video Sunita Narain: Fighting the Drink Companies

Published on Jan 7, 2009 One of the bonus features from the movie DVD FLOW: For Love Of Water.


Despite a historic settlement legislation, India's forest dwellers face eviction, again

भविष्य का वाहन

स्पष्ट नीति के अभाव में क्या भारत बि जली से चलने वाले वाहनों के व्या पार को नेतृत्व प्रदान कर सकता है?

Gobar Times

Shrinking Kingdom of the Monarch