Programme Manager, Urban Water-Waste Management, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi
Hyderabad storm water management: Missed potential and way forward
Due to a multiplicity of authorities, the stormwater infrastructure in the city is largely unequipped to handle moderate or extreme rainfall …
Learning from past mistakes: It’s time to save urban rivers
Poorly designed, costly interventions need to be avoided to save river ecology
How civil engineers lead lake rejuvenation in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Pollution, solid waste dumping, flooding and encroachment issue plagued Coimbatore’s Kurichi Lake and Bengaluru’s Mylsandra …
How an urban planner undertook green recovery in Telangana’s 72 ULBs
Extensive mapping, designing of parks with detailed cost estimates and implementation frameworks were prepared as part of the project
Capacity building for water conservation needs: A young mind at work
How an architect implemented rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse projects in urban and peri-urban areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat
CSE workshop shines spotlight on ‘capacity-building’ for water conservation needs
The current urban water management paradigm has legal and institutional gaps and disregards the natural environment
An every monsoon affair: How to tackle urban flooding
Urbanisation is inevitable as is climate change; the need is for a multi-pronged approach
COVID-19 and green, open spaces: What is going to be our new normal?
Living conditions created under a pandemic situation are also a reflection of the inadequacies of our cities
COVID-19: Here's what decentralised planning teaches us to curb pandemics
Decentralised infrastructure and services provide a range of benefits for all stakeholders
Urban flooding around the world: Where is India placed?
Climate change, urban population growth have prompted cities to adopt water-sensitive urban design, sustainable drainage systems
Delhi's Sangam Vihar needs to use its natural drainage to solve waterlogging
There is a need to look at informal settlements like Sangam Vihar as part of a larger drainage basin while conserving the natural topography
Urban lake: A reflection of its watershed
Critical to any lake ecosystem, the urban lake’s watershed is the surrounding land area that drains into that particular lake
How do India’s policies and guidelines look at ‘urban lakes’?
The country has come a long way in the fight to protect these bodies of water, but much more needs to be done
Will Indian cities again drown this monsoon?
Even moderate rainfall can lead to major flooding in well-planned urban areas despite the presence of storm water drainage system
Schools need a roadmap for rainwater harvesting
Despite school rooftops and playgrounds being the best places for rainwater harvesting, many institutions are unable to implement the system …
Liability turns resource
Noida takes the help of Centre for Science and Environment; plans to harvest its stormwater to check flash floods while replenishing depleting …