Water Management | Centre for Science and Environment


Work Overview

The fundamental principle underlying CSE’s water management programme is that the looming water crisis facing the country is not primarily due to a lack of water, but rather arises from mismanagement of water resources. The centralized management paradigm has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water.

Campaigns and Advocacy
  Campaigns and Advocacy  
  CSE's Work on Draft Legal Framework for Conservation and Protection of Inland Wetlands in South Asia  
  Excreta matters: Monthly newsletter on water and pollutants  
  Catch water : CSE’s campaign for people’s water management  
  Capacity Building  
  Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Water Management in urban areas,Ministry of Urban Development

Centre for Comprehensive Capacity Building under the JnNURM, Ministry of Urban Development
 
  National Key Resource Centre, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation  
  See also.  
 
South Asia Water Programme
 

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  • Date: 25-27 February 2015

    Venue: New Delhi

    Background

    Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research organisation based in New Delhi (India) set up in 1980. It researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. The Centre was recipient of the prestigious International Stockholm World Water Prize in year 2005 for promoting Sustainable Water Management. 

Legislations

 

There are a number of legislations on the  national level with the objective of conserving natural resources like water as well for addressing the problem of pollution. However, water  being a state subject, the importance of state legislations on the same theme is that much more. Various states have either already formulated or are in the process of drafting legislations tackling natural resources like land and water.

Policies

Already about 10 states have formulated and adopted their own water policies, and the rest are in the process of doing so. The state water policies are comprehensive and treat water as a finite resource. The need to manage water resources in a scientific manner has been recognised in the policies and hence a lot of emphasis has been given to sustainable exploitation of water and groundwater resources.

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Contact Address

  Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
  Programme Director
  Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
 
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