Waterbodies – rivers, lakes, tanks, ponds etc – have always been an inalienable part of many of our cities. A critical component of the human ecosystem, they have not only been a source of drinking water, but have also acted as sponges to recharge groundwater, supported biodiversity, provided livelihoods and performed the role of carbon sinks.
Increasing, uncontrolled and unplanned urbanisation is driving many of these urban waterbodies towards extinction. Their watersheds and catchment areas are being destroyed and encroached upon; they are getting clogged with mountains of sewage and solid waste; their natural flow of water is obstructed leading to floods and water-logging. Most waterbody rejuvenation programmes focus only on beautification – without exploring long-term solutions for revival.
Join us in this pan-India webinar, a part of a three-year CSE programme – ‘Capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water sensitive’, supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).The programmeis integral to efforts being made by NMCG for ensuring convergence of NamamiGange with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT 2.0, Smart Cities, SBM 2.0, HRIDAY, NULM), and other missions (Atal BhujalYojana, Jal Jeevan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission).
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|MANU BHATNAGAR Principle Director
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Founder & Director
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