September 25–28, 2018
School is one of six centres of learning coming up at the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, a new CSE initiative
Venue: Center for Science and Environment (CSE), 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India in collaboration with Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa and Water Research Unit, University of Cape Town conducted a three day international training programme on “Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)” from 13th to15thJanuary, 2017.
Date: 7-9 December, 2015 ‘Septage’ is both solid and liquid waste that accumulates in onsite sanitation systems (OSS) e.g. septic tanks. This has three main components – scum, effluent and sludge. It has an offensive odour, appearance and contains significant levels of grease, grit, hair, debris and pathogenic micro organisms. The construction and management of OSS are left largely to ineffective local practices and there is lack of holistic septage management practices.
Date: 22 to 24 June, 2015
Conference and training workshop on rainwater harvesting
The NDA government must have a proactive and positive environment agenda. It must strengthen environmental oversight and not weaken regulations.
Sixty People died in a building collapse in Chennai last fortnight. There is much more than the municipal incompetence that needs to be fixed to avoid such tragic incidents. This building was located on Porur lake, a water body that provides services like groundwater recharge and flood management to an otherwise water-starved city. If you care to ask the obvious question how construction was permitted on the wetland, you will get a not-so-obvious response. Wetlands are rarely recorded under municipal land laws, so nobody knows about them.
METEOROLOGISTS ARE still not sure of the timing and intensity of El Niño. But it is clear that this monsoon will not be normal and there is a serious possibility that some parts of the country will be hit by drought and crop failure. The question is why we remain so unprepared to deal with crippling water shortages year after year. Why have all our efforts to drought-proof India failed? What should we do now?
In the past 10 years, India’s environmental movement has had a rebirth. It was first born in the 1970s, when the industrialised world was seeing the impact of growth on its environment. In that decade the air and rivers of London, Tokyo and New York were full of toxins. The world was learning the pain of pollution. The first major global conference on the environment, the Stockholm meet, was held to find ways to deal with this growing scourge.