CSE Workshop: City Water Management – Alternative Paradigms

The Center for Science & Environment (CSE) has organized a five day workshop on ‘City Water & Waste Management: Alternative Paradigms’, to be held in New Delhi from October 16 to October 19, 2007.

CSE Waste water course

Cities in India are set to grow, but at what cost? Exploding demands for water, tonnes of untreated waste. How do we even begin to compute these costs, assess the water- waste balance for our thirsty urban growth?

Clearly, cities can do more with less – by cutting down on inefficiencies and distribution losses, all signs of poor management. But equally important are issues of resource equity – the massive gap in water supplies within the city. The challenge is therefore as much about justice as it is about technology.

We also need to address the enormous challenge of water pollution caused primarily by human waste. We urgently need to switch from the current paradigm of capital, water and material intensive processes of waste management to a more cost effective, non-sewerage paradigm of human waste disposal.

This is what the unique five-day workshop is designed to address and teach.

About the Course

Through hands-on workshops, interactive seminars, detailed case studies, field trips, and classroom instruction, the workshop explores current water-waste, pollution management practices and policies and its drawbacks, suggests an alternative paradigm more suited to the Indian situation, and teaches participants to design and implement localised wastewater treatment systems.

Course Modules

  • Status of water and excreta management in Indian cities
  • Water pollution and its management in Indian cities
  • Alternate sewage and pollution management strategies
  • Fundamentals of wastewater treatment
  • Plan, design, implement & monitor a localised wastewater treatment system
  • Wastewater reuse: Issues
  • Policies, legislation on water pollution & wastewater treatment

A “Certificate of Participation” will be awarded to all those who complete the course.

Date: October 16-19, 2007 

Time: 10 AM to 5.30 PM

Venue: Anil Agarwal Green College, 38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi – 110 062.

Course fee: Rs.8,800/-per participant. Rs. 4,400/- for NGOs, students & academicians. The fee includes local transport for field trips, lunch & refreshments, and training materials.

Click here to register online.

Last date for receiving applications is September 30, 2007.

For more information contact
R K Srinivasan
Tel: 91-11-29955124/125, 29956394
Fax: +91-11-29955870; 29955879

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One thought on “CSE Workshop: City Water Management – Alternative Paradigms

  1. Helo Sir,

    I am a student of Environment Sciences at Panjab University , Chandigarh and wish to attend workshops being going to get conduct in the area of Water Conservation and management and Sustainable development …
    I will be thankful to you if you intimate me for the next workshop expected to be held .

    Thank you

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