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The fundamental principle underlying CSE’s water management programme is that the looming water crisis facing the country is not primarily due to a lack of water, but rather arises from mismanagement of water resources. The centralized management paradigm has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water.

Online course on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM), 4 April 2016 to 22 July 2016

The Faecal Sludge Management Online Course (FSM OLC) was initiated by UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands and implemented with worldwide partners: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology/Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (EAWAG/SANDEC), Switzerland; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh; University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa; International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), Burkina Faso and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India. 

Training on Urban Rainwater Harvesting System, Joydebpur, Bangladesh

Date: September 24-27, 2016

Venue: Chuti resort, Joydebpur, Bangladesh

Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and Water Aid Bangladesh (WAB) are jointly organizing a 3 day training programme for capacity building of practitioners, academicians and government officials from Bangladesh on Urban Rainwater Harvesting System.

Training programme on Sustainable Urban Water Management: Rainwater Harvesting and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

February 23-26, 2016 at CSE, 38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062


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Belagavi: Sambra, Mutaga, Nilaji and Balekundri Gram Panchayats of Belagavi taluk, which had never felt shortage of water for decades, are also facing a water crisis due to drought and improper management




There are a number of legislations on the  national level with the objective of conserving natural resources like water as well for addressing the problem of pollution. However, water  being a state subject, the importance of state legislations on the same theme is that much more. Various states have either already formulated or are in the process of drafting legislations tackling natural resources like land and water.


Already about 10 states have formulated and adopted their own water policies, and the rest are in the process of doing so. The state water policies are comprehensive and treat water as a finite resource. The need to manage water resources in a scientific manner has been recognised in the policies and hence a lot of emphasis has been given to sustainable exploitation of water and groundwater resources.

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Contact Address

  Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
  Programme Director
  Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
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