August 12, 2013
Supported by: CCBP NURM, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India and Government of Puducherry
CSE is assisting the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India under the Comprehensive Capacity Building Programme (CCBP)- National Urban Renewal Mission (NURM) in organising the regional workshop on ‘Energy and Resource Efficiency in Urban Water Management’ on August 12, 2013 at Puducherry at the Hotel Ananda Inn (S.V. Patel Salai, Puducherry - 605 001). This workshop is supported by the Housing and Town Planning Department and Town & Country Planning Department, Government of Puducherry – as the local partner state. The other target states participating in the workshop are namely - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The workshop is part of series of workshops being organised in different parts of India by CSE to assist the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. For further details of the earlier state / regional workshops held at Jaipur, Guwahati, Lucknow and Kolkatta.
All urban local bodies including the mission cities need to expand the accessibility and availability of water supply and sanitation facilities to make the cities vibrant. But the opportunities under NURM come with a challenge to mainstream the Best Management Practices and reforms targeted at energy and resource efficiency measures in urban water management for long term sustainability.
The objectives of the regional workshop are:
To generate awareness about the best management practices (BMPs), state of the art knowledge and reforms in the area of energy and resources efficiency.
To discuss with key stakeholders the concept, issues/barriers and experiences in mainstreaming of BMPs/NURM reforms in the sustainable water management area.
To explore capacity building support required to implement projects aimed at mainstreaming BMPs and reforms in the NURM schemes and across all urban local bodies.
Several experts from from CSE, other Centre of Excellence(s) identified by the central/state government, faculty and researchers IITs, professional bodies, industry, practitioners and NGOs advocating sustainable and efficient urban water management will be presenting at the one day regional workshop. Key officials from Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and Urban Development Departments of the target states - Puducherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala - will be attending the workshop.
Municipal functionaries from local bodies, development authorities and public health departments – both policy makers and senior officials involved in planning and implementation of NURM projects in the target states are encouraged to apply for the workshop. Please note that attendance to the workshop is through invitation only.