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.MORE +
Improved Sanitation Planning: What is an Excreta Flow Diagram (or Shit Flow Diagram -SFD), How Do We Prepare It & Case Studies from Durban (South Africa) and New Delhi (India)MORE +
A Public Service Advertisment on Rainwater Harvesting by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)
India’s efforts to share earnings from its biodiversity with local communities have been reduced to a bureaucratic exercise