Webinar on Improved sanitation outcomes through better data and planning

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As a follow-up to the Policy and Practice Forum 2023  Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has initiated a Discussion Series on water and sanitation. The aim of this series is to brainstorm about what we know and what more we need to know, what works and what does not, and what we must do to apply our learning in policy and practice considerations. CSE invites you to join a webinar – a part of this Discussion Series – on using better data and planning to ensure improved sanitation outcomes. 

Some of the significant gaps that we have identified in the policy and practice of sanitation are as follows:

  • Absence of digital city-level maps showing existing sewer systems -- many cities have networks laid at different points in time, and the available maps are usually inaccurate.
  • GIS maps showing settlements, data on toilets, households with sewerage and water connections etc.- but who will develop these maps?
  • Accurate, actual cost data on centralised sewerage systems and decentralised STPs is largely missing.
  • Congruence of City Development Plans (City Sanitation Plans) with the City Master Plans and Regional Plans – points to an urban planning fatigue. 
  • Engineering solutions available for urban sanitation -- what is lacking is an understanding of social-political-economic dimensions when proposing new technologies and solutions.

The webinar will attempt to cover some of these concerns. 

This webinar would be useful for Central/state/municipal functionaries, planners, engineers, architects working on town and country planning and municipal administration departments, state urban development authorities, the Jal Nigam, Water and Sewarage Boards; officials dealing with schemes and missions like AMRUT or Swachh Bharat Mission (U); technology providers, consultants, researchers, academicians and NGOs promoting sustainable water and sanitation management. 

Webinar Coordinator

Umra Anees
Programme Officer
Water Programme, CSE
Email: umra.anees@cseindia.org
Phone: +91 9773518511



Agenda and Registration details
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Welcome note and context setting
By: Depinder Singh Kapur
Water Programme, CSE
Data driven sanitation delivery
By: Pratima Joshi
Executive Director
Shelter Associates
Preparation of master plan for sewerage scheme for Pune city
By: Ajeet Oak
Director, PriMove
Planning for urban wastewater management
By: Rohit Kakkar
Deputy Advisor
Webinar recording
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Depinder S Kapur
Water Programme, CSE
Rohit Kakkar
Deputy Advisor
Jagan Shah
Senior Fellow
Artha Global
Pratima Joshi
Executive Director
Shelter Associates
Ajeet Oak
Prof. Mona Iyer
Professor and Dean
Faculty of Planning
CEPT University
Mr. Manas Rath
Senior Advisor
Informal Discussion Series- Webinar 1