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CSE’s First Country Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, and Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), Dhaka, organised a Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management. The details of the briefing are as under:

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Date: January 22, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lakes in Courts: Cases on Protection of Lakes

Every Indian city, worth its salt, was known by its water body. In fact, localities were named after this wealth. It made the city, because, people understood the connection between these structures built to harvest rain and their drinking water.


Step by Step Process

    A. Types, area and location of catchments



A rainwater harvesting system comprises components of various stages - transporting rainwater through pipes or drains, filtration,

Best Practices


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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.

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