Work Overview

The fundamental principle underlying CSE’s water management programme is that the looming water crisis facing the country is not primarily due to a lack of water, but rather arises from mismanagement of water resources. The centralized management paradigm has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water.

Given the growing population and water demand, the government will find it extremely difficult to raise financial resources to meet the growing water needs as well as to clean up the increasing levels of polluted water. The answers to meeting the challenge of the water crisis lie in a participatory, efficient and sustainable water management paradigm. Every person, household, company or community can contribute to this effort by mobilizing finances and labor. Thus, water management, from water conservation to water pollution, must become everybody’s business.

AMRUT Programme

Video & Infographics Widget

video Where does your shit go?

An eye opening video; How people respond upon asking "where does your excreta go? To map physical flow of excreta in settlements you can use 'Shit Flow Diagrams' . To learn more about Excreta Flow Diagram Watch this

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 Harvest of Rain-CSE

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


Water and Wastewater Management

SFD Week 2019 - Knowledge Conclave on Sanitation; Now an annual event

Over 140 professionals across the world discussed how to implement best management practices across the sanitation chain for both wastewater and FS management.

The week saw a mix of globally distinguished academic scholars, independent consultants, government officials, and non-government professionals.

Water and Wastewater Management

CSE’s perseverance pays off

The Uttar Pradesh State Septage Management Policy was approved by Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on October 22, 2019.

Water and Wastewater Management

CSE launched assessment report on FSM in UP towns

Mr Manoj Kumar Singh Principal Secretary, DoUD (UP) released a report on “MANAGING SEPTAGE IN CITIES OF UTTAR PRADESH -An analysis of the sanitation chain in 30 cities, through SFDs”,

Water and Wastewater Management

CSE Signed an MoU with the International Water Association (IWA)

April 2, 2019

Sustainable management of water and wastewater is one of the essential prerequisites for development in modern times.

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