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CoE Training Calendar (2015-2016)

As a designated “Centre of Excellence” (CoE) by the Ministry of Urban Development (GOI), under the “Capacity Building of Urban Local Bodies” (CBULB) scheme in the area of sustainable water management- The Calendar of CoE deliverables (2015-16) has been finalised. The attached calendar showcases training programmes, seminars / workshops and exposure visits under the following new key themes: (1) Septage Management (2) Urban Lake Management (3) Water Sensitive Design and Planning (4) Water Efficiency and Conservation and (5) Energy efficiency in urban wastewater management.

CoE Training Calendar (2015-2016)

A copy of duly filled registration form along with the nomination letter from competent authority can be sent through post / email/fax to the training coordinator: (word/pdf)

Dr Uday Bhonde
Deputy Programme Manager
Water Management
Centre for Science and Environment


Contact Address

  Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
  Programme Director
  Dr. Nidhi Pasi
  Programme Officer
  Mob: +91-8130774602

Hush-hush public notice on emissions norms

We discovered this by sheer chance, buried in the website of the Union Ministry of Shipping Road Transport and Highways. This is a public notice soliciting public opinion on the unfinished agenda of the emissions standards roadmap finalised way back in 2003. This seeks Euro IV standards in 11 cities and Euro III in the rest of the country by 2010. But this notification was not given adequate publicity in the popular media. It is not even aiming to stir a public debate and animated scientific discussion.


November 11, 1998:

At the climate change conference currently underway in Buenos Aires, developing countries are being confused, coerced and bribed into signing the Clean Development Mechanism

2nd Stakeholders Meeting on Roadmap for Rating System for Water Efficient Fixtures in India

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The research as a part of COE activity at CSE includes policy research on decentralized wastewater management (DWWT), rainwater harvesting (RWH) and water efficiency(see presentation). As a part of CoE mandate, CSE has prepared and submitted various reports and policy papers in the area of sustainable water management to Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD).

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