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.

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video What are the challenges of Waste water treatment in Urban India

Challenges of Waste water treatment in Urban India For long, poor sanitation has been equated with negative health outcomes. When antibiotics had not been invented (19th century)

video Decentralized wastewater management in Chunar, Uttar Pradesh | DTE Water Series

From the galis of Lucknow to the ghats of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh is a state with many faces and dimensions. 

video Non-Sewered sanitation system in Odisha | DTE Water series

Non-Sewered sanitation system in Odisha. Water, one of the most important ingredients to create and sustain life, is under threat!


Wastewater and Septage Management

MoU signed with CRCWSC and Alluvium International, Australia

CSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cooperative Research Centre For Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC)  and Alluvium International, Australia as knowledge partners for mainstreaming Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) in India.

Water and Wastewater Management

MoU signed with Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics –Jamia Millia Islamia

CSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics (FAE)at Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI)

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

Government Advisory recognises the importance of SFD and CSPs

CSE has been advocating the use of SFDs for understanding the sanitation situation of the cities and then developing city sanitation plans based on the understanding of sanitation status for quite some time now. 

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