This chiefly involves measures to provide training and handholding support to urban local bodies and other key stakeholders from 10 small / medium-sized cities in the Ganga basin in preparing City Sanitation Plan (CSP)
To roll-out the use of SFD as a decision support and advocacy tool with active participation of city stakeholders.
As a designated “Centre of Excellence” (CoE) by the Ministry of Urban Development (GOI), under the “Capacity Building of Urban Local Bodies” (CBULB) scheme in the area of sustainable water management- The Calendar of CoE deliverables (2015-16) has been finalised. The attached calendar showcases training programmes, seminars / workshops and exposure visits under the following new key themes: (1) Septage Management (2) Urban Lake Management (3) Water Sensitive Design and Planning (4) Water Efficiency and Conservation and (5) Energy efficiency in urban wastewater management. CoE Training Calendar (2015-2016) A copy of duly filled registration form along with the nomination letter from competent authority can be sent through post / email/fax to the training coordinator: (word/pdf)
On March 16, 2015, Deputy Director General of CSE, Mr Chandra Bhushan, accompanied by Mr. Nivit Kumar Yadav, Programme Manager, CSE and Mr. Mehari Wondmagegn, Director, Compliance Monitoring and Control Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Ethiopia were invited by the Indian Embassy in Ethiopia for a meeting followed by lunch. The Indian Embassy was represented by Shri Ashok Kumar, First Secretary & Head of Chancery and Shri Vijay Kumar K, First Secrtary (Com).
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has designated Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as a Centre for Comprehensive Capacity Building under the JnNURM directorate for Sustainable Water Management including Water Audit and Efficiency, Sustainable Sanitation including Reuse and Recycle, Water and Energy efficiency. This distinction is a result of CSE’s past efforts and initiatives on rainwater harvesting, decentralised wastewater management, community based water management, river pollution etc. Besides CSE, MoUD has identified few other reputed institutes from all over India to undertake research and other activities in the areas related to urban development (see JnNURM website).
improved capacities and understanding about issues sustainable urban water management and sustainable buildings among municipal functionaries/city administrators and reforms, increased knowledge about best practices on water/energy efficiency including water/energy conservation, rainwater harvesting and treatment and reuse of wastewater, planning and design with water – city/building scale and related reforms, develop capacity to plan, design and implement projects