Centre for Science and Environment in cooperation with National Environment Commission, Bhutan conducted a five day workshop for the 55 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation in Paro, Bhutan on the EIA and Environmental Management of Transmission Line Power Projects from September 2-6, 2013. The programme was attended by 50 officers of the Bhutan Power Corporation. The inaugural session was lecture of the training was given by Mr. Chandra Bhushan who addressed the participants about CSE and the global energy scenario. The other key speakers of this training programme were Mr. Sujit Kumar Singh and Ms. Swati Singh Sambyal.
Also, CSE conducted a hands on training programme on the industrial inspection and monitoring for 50 NEC officers of which the 25 NEC officers in Phuentsholing, 9 officers of Bhutan Power Corporation and other related departments of Bhutan from September 9-13, 2013.
The fast growing economy, rapid industrialisation and growing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation are reasons for concern and reiterate the need for appropriate water management practices. Centre for Science and Environment recognises this need and has developed a five-day hands on training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on wastewater treatment for industrial and urban wastewater management including reuse and recycle.
India has about 3.3 million kilometers of road network, which is the second largest in the world. Apart from the development and growth that these projects bring, they also have adverse environmental and social impacts.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is an important tool to inform decision-makers, regulators and stakeholders, about the possible environmental, social and economic costs of such projects.