Industrial Waste Water Treatment: Recycle & Reuse: June 16-20, 2013
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a five-day training programme in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The programme in collaboration with Department of Environment (DoE), Bangladesh took place from 16th June-20th June, 2013. The training was attended by 31 officers serving in various capacities at DoE, Bangladesh.
The objective of the programme was to build the capacity of environmental regulators on best practices involved in industrial wastewater management. Bangladesh houses a number of small scale industries generating effluent which are a major source of river pollution. The programme highlighted major treatment technologies for industrial wastewater and also focused on decentralized methods for treating wastewater. Participants were taken for a field visit to an Effluent Treatment Plant of a textile industry to expose them to the practical aspects of industrial wastewater treatment and management. The programme also discussed at length the water conservation measures such as Rainwater Harvesting. Key speakers of the programme were Dr D D Basu, Advisor, CSE, Md Shahjahan, Additional Director General, DoE, Sujit Kumar Singh, Deputy Programme Manager, CSE and Sadia Sohail, Senior Research Associate, CSE.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi is going to organise a hands-on three-day training programme aimed at giving practical exposure to participants on EIA with specific reference to wind power projects.
The objective of this programme is to enable stakeholders to understand the likely impacts of the project and allows them to make sound decisions during various stages of project development.
It goes unsaid that in order to improve environmental governance, the roles of efficient and worthy Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) along with an equitable growth through proper Social Impact Assessment (SIA) are indispensable. They are not merely tools to assess possible impacts and suggest mitigation for the environmental and social issues, but processes, which if done well, can yield unexpectedly positive results in the form of sustainable and equitable growth.