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WORK OVERVIEW

CSE has been working on rural water and sanitation issues for over two decades, with its focus on the need for sustainable management of water and wastewater. As part of this work, we have spearheaded research projects, documented case studies, produced a wide range of publications, reports and manuals, and undertaken model projects and training programmes. This work has resulted in some of CSE’s most influential and widely appreciated publications, among them Dying Wisdom: The Rise, Fall and Potential of Traditional Water Harvesting Systems, a monumental study that catalysed political leaders, judiciary, the media and other decision-makers into start thinking about rainwater harvesting, and Making Water Everybody’s Business, a treatise on the theory and practice of rainwater harvesting targeted at planners and policy-makers. In 1998,

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Training of Trainers (ToT) on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

For Improved Urban Sanitation Programming at City-Wide Scale Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a two days training of trainers on “Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram -SFD) for sanitation and faecal sludge management sector players, practitioners and trainers.  Date:  22-23 June 2017 Venue: Classroom -2, Centre for Science and Environment  41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Training programme on wastewater management

The fast growing economy, rapid industrialisation and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed a five-day hands on training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on wastewater treatment for industrial and urban wastewater management including reuse and recycle.

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Capturing Rainwater

A way to augment Chandigarh’s water resources CSE has submitted a report on city wide rainwater harvesting for Chandigarh as a part of its work as Centre Of Excellence under the Ministry of Urban Development. Chandigarh does not have any surface water source and there is a steep decline in the groundwater levels in the city. The city has very few options for sourcing water, recharging the confined aquifers from where water is being tapped becomes a necessity. Every summer, newspaper reports quote residents residing on the second and third floors in the southern sectors of the city complaining about the shortage of drinking water.