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.
During 2014-15/16, the centre will further develop its portfolio on sustainable urban water management through intensive research and capacity building programmes. The CoE will be conducting residential training programmes, seminar / workshops, exposure visits and research for mainstreaming best management practices aimed at sustainable urban water management in urban local bodies under the following new key themes: (1) Septage Management (2) Urban Lake Management (3) Water Sensitive Design and Planning (4) Green Infrastructure and (5) Water Efficiency and Conservation.
Based on the past experience and ongoing research, CSE regularly undertakes capacity building programmes on RWH and DWWT. The trainings programs are designed to cater the requirements of various groups. Engineers, planners, architects and other Municipal functionaries involved in water management form a key target group for training and capacity building. In addition to it, separate trainings are also organized for general participants.
Till date CSE has undertaken six trainings each on RWH and DWWT and more are planned in the future. Both RWH and DWWT trainings have received overwhelming response and have received participation from all across the country.
Decentralised Wastewater Treatment & Reuse Training Programmes
Training programmes focus on improving capacities and understanding about decentralised approaches to municipalities under COE of MoUD in order to establish decentralised wastewater treatment plants.
Harvesting Training Programmes
Training programmes focus on improving capacities and understanding of rainwater harvesting for municipal engineers under COE of Ministry of Urban Development