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CoE Training Calendar (2015-2016)

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)    

Capacity Building

Centre of Excellence (CoE) Trainings (2014-2015/16) The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has designated Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) as a "Centre of Excellence" (CoE) for sustainable water management, under the "Capacity Building of Urban Local Bodies" (CBULB) scheme.

CSE is the Center of Excellence: Photo slideshow

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Hush-hush public notice on emissions norms

We discovered this by sheer chance, buried in the website of the Union Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways. This is a public notice soliciting public opinion on the unfinished agenda of the emissions standards roadmap finalised way back in 2003. This seeks Euro IV standards in 11 cities and Euro III in the rest of the country by 2010. But this notification was not given adequate publicity in the popular media. It is not even aiming to stir a public debate and animated scientific discussion.

Knowledge Dissemination

CSE as a CoE also functions as knowledge centre for Sustainable Water Management, wherein it collates and disseminate information related to urban water management through its website. CSE’s website has dedicated interactive online information on water management and in particular CoE activities like RWH, DWWT and water efficiency.Also, other CSE’s websites like India Environmental Portal, Down to Earth, rainwater harvesting widely cover issues related to the above activities on a regular basis.