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Date: October 5-9, 2015

The Ministry of Urban Development has acknowledged the lack of skilled man power in urban local bodies across India and has therefore developed the ‘Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies’ (CBULB). The programme aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials for the mainstreaming of reforms and best management practices (BMPs) of sustainable water and wastewater management through training programmes followed with field exposure visit, seminars and workshops. 

Date: November 5-6, 2015

New Delhi, India

As 2015 draws to a close, all eyes would be turned towards Paris and CoP21, where the world would be trying to negotiate a global agreement to stem the slide. What are the expectations from Paris? Where do the negotiations stand now? Have any latest scientific breakthroughs happened to throw more light on the subject?

Date:  November 18-20, 2015

‘Septage’ is both solid and liquid waste that accumulates in onsite sanitation systems (OSS) e.g. septic tanks. This has three main components – scum, effluent and sludge. It has an offensive odour, appearance and contains significant levels of grease, grit, hair, debris and pathogenic micro organisms. The construction and management of OSS are left largely to ineffective local practices and there is lack of holistic septage management practices.

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