Work Overview

Water programmeiswidely acknowledged as thought leader that mobilsed the country through a water literacy campaign calling for decentralized solutions to harvesting rainwater, control water pollution, urban sewage management in catalyzing policy changes at both national and state levels. Several publications that laid the reform agenda for water management in the country include - Dying Wisdom (1997) documenting the rise, fall and potential of India’s traditional water harvesting systems from different ecological contexts; Making Water Everybody’s Business (2001) followed with connecting the theory and practice of rainwater harvesting (RWH) targeting  planners and policy-makers with a toolkit on Catch Water Where it Falls and focused research report   Yamuna – sewage canal highlighting the needfor re-engineering the water and sewage management to address river pollution. 

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video Faecal Sludge Management in Jhansi

The historic city of Jhansi was selected as one of the smart cities in 2015, by Government of India. As the city lies on the plateau of Central India, it is dominated by rocky relief, hence laying of underground sewerage network was a challenge.

video Clean Your Act

Clean Your Act’ is a film about alternative ways to treat wastewater.

video Faecal Attraction - A Film from CSE

Faecal Attraction is the latest film from CSE which is about the absurd relationship between rich people's shit and poor people's water.