NITI Aayog organises workshop on water management for capacity building in states

New Delhi: NITI Aayog will organise a two-day workshop beginning Thursday on water, waste water and solid waste management for capacity building in states and urban local bodies (ULBs).

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The workshop is a part of Urban Management Programme of NITI Aayog in collaboration with Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and Temasek Foundation, Singapore, the Aayog said in statement.

The programme was launched on 27 April, 2016 in New Delhi.

It focuses on capacity building of officials of states and local bodies in three critical areas of urban rejuvenation - Urban Planning & Governance; Water, Wastewater & solid waste management and public financing (PPP) of urban infrastructure.

It provides a platform to states/ULBs to share the challenges being faced in urban transformation in these key areas and to evolve and design efficient solutions to some of these challenges through partnership with urban sector experts from Singapore.

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Assam are participating in this programme.

The Singapore experts are from Surbana Jurong, CH2M Hill and PwC. The first workshop on Urban Planning and Governance was held on 28-29 Apri, 2016.

The second workshop beginning tomorrow would focus on areas including integrated urban water cycle management for sustainable and resilient water infrastructure and healthy cities; used water (wastewater) management, rain water harvesting and public education.

Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016 15:44 PM

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