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Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Shramana Dey

Shramana Dey holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Management of Pollution from the Catholic University of Lille, France and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS Dubai. Prior to joining the Master’s programme, she worked at CSTEP on sanitation related studies, as ...

Roshna N

Roshna N holds a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. Her areas of interest include the study of non-Newtonian fluids-granular materials, purification of waste water containing heavy metals using sugarcane bagasse, experimental studies of flow ...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Water Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy Partners Convening

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Anantha Lakshmi, Senior Researcher from CSTEP were invited to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) Partners Convening in Nairobi, Kenya, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ...

Project Advisory Committee Meeting A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) organised a Project Advisory Committee Meeting for “A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning – Proof-of-Concept Tool”. The meeting was attended by representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Soc...

Workshop on Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management Towards Sustainable Environment

Shramana Dey, Intern and Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator from CSTEP attended a workshop on ‘Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management – Towards Sustainable Environment’, organised by the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, BORDA and Rajiv Gandhi...

Talk on Orb Energy

Damian Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Orb Energy delivered a talk on his organisation. Orb Energy, a Bangalore based organisation, has a variety of clean, solar energy systems designed to help one overcome power cuts and save money. They supply solar products for electricity and water heating, as ...

Talk on the Water Resources Framework Study

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water and his team presented the findings of the Water Resources Framework Study to the Planning Commission....

Faecal Sludge Management Conference

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP attended the Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM3) organised by the International Water Association, in Hanoi from January 19-23, 2015....

Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya attended a "Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward" on February 23, 2015 organised by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi....

WSH India: Grantee and Partner Convening

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended the three day India Grantee and Partner Convening on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) programme organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)....

Talk on Storm Water Management

Dr. Cliff Davidson, Director, Center for Sustainable Engineering, Syracuse University, US visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on ‘Storm Water Management' on June 25, 2015....

Talk on Adaptation of Urbanising Watersheds

Dr. Sharad Lele, Senior Fellow, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) delivered a talk on “Adaptation in urbanising watersheds” at CSTEP on December 18, 2015....

National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation

Sujaya Rathi, Shrimoyee Bhattacharya and Sonali Anusree Patro attended the 2-day National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation (NSSWS) in Bangalore on January 7-8, 2016....

Talk on Water and the Future of Bengaluru

Shri S.V. Ranganath (IAS Retd.), Board Member – CSTEP, delivered a talk at CSTEP on ‘Water and Future of Bengaluru’, as the first part of a series of lectures that he will be delivering on a range of governance-related issues, February 3, 2016....

Workshop on GHG Platform India: Energy and Industries

CSTEP, in association with Council on Environment, Energy and Water (CEEW) organised a Workshop on GHG Platform India: Energy and Industries on January 24, 2017 at Hotel Taj Vivanta, Bengaluru. ...

Karnataka- Greenhouse gas inventory

This report consists of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Karnataka. It also discusses in length about the climate variability and climate change projections for the mid-term period from 2021 to 2050. The impact of climate change on forests; the agricultural sector; the water resources of Karnataka, as...

A Sustainable Development Framework for India’s Climate Policy: Interim Report

As a large developing country, India’s challenge is to meet its development aspirations in a carbon-constrained world. This study, undertaken by CSTEP, uses Sustainable Development (SD) as the overarching framework and aims at equitable access to energy, clean air and water, food, health and l...

Manufactured Sand Potential and Status in Karnataka

Sand is an essential element in concrete and hence plays an important role in the construction and infrastructure industry in a modern economy. It is typically sourced from riverbeds which are located in ecologically sensitive areas. Hence, excessive mining leads to the degradation of riverbeds, whi...

Project Advisory Meeting for A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning Proof of Concept Tool

A Project Advisory Meeting for 'A Platform for Integrated Sanitation Investment Planning - Proof-of-Concept Tool' was organised at CSTEP on June 25, 2014. Representatives from CSTEP, CEPT University, Arghyam, CDD Society, Centre for Policy Research, Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board,...

Dr. Cliff Davidson

Dr. Cliff Davidson, Environmental Engineering Program Director, Syracuse University visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on 'Storm Water Management'...

Sharadchandra Lele

Sharachchandra Lele, Senior Fellow, Programme Leader (Forests & Governance), Convenor (Centre for Environment & Development) visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on Adaptation in urbanising watersheds....

Shri S V Ranganath

Shri S.V. Rangathan (IAS Retd.) delivered a talk at CSTEP on 'Water and Bengaluru's Future' on March 3, 2016....

A Solution For India's Ailing Groundwater Governance

A Solution For India's Ailing Groundwater Governance, Ashish Nigam, Huffington Post India, July 9, 2015....

Bengaluru, it's time to wake up and see the realities of water!

Bengaluru, it's time to wake up and see the realities of water!, S V Ranganath, September 13, 2016...

How one community is managing water scarcity on the outskirts of Bengaluru

How one community is managing water scarcity on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Dr Parimala S, Citizen Matters, September 27, 2016....

Reclaiming B'luru's natural water systems with true pricing

Reclaiming B'luru's natural water systems with true pricing, Suhas Dhruvakumar and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Deccan Herald, Febuary 21, 2017....

National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation

CSTEP is happy to be partnering with CDD Society India for the National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation (NSSWS) as part of the continuing efforts to improve sanitation in India. To read more about the Summit, please click CSTEP_Nation water sani Summit_Info.pdf. For full details and to re...

The launch of the GHG Platform–India website

The launch of the GHG Platform–India website on the 15th of July 2016, Friday at the Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre at New Delhi from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The GHG Platform-India is an Indian civil society initiative comprising institutions such as Council on Energy, Environment and ...

National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation

Sujaya Rathi, Shrimoyee Bhattacharya and Sonali Anusree Patro attended the 2-day National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation (NSSWS) in Bangalore on January 7-8, 2016.  Click to view write-up National Summit on Sustainable Water and Sanitation...

WSH India: Grantee and Partner Convening

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist, and Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Researcher from CSTEP attended the three day India Grantee and Partner Convening on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) programme organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Click to view write-up WSH...

Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya attended a "Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward" on February 23, 2015 organised by Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi. Click to view write-up Workshop on Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward...

Faecal Sludge Management Conference

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist at CSTEP attended the Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM3) organised by the International Water Association, in Hanoi from January 19-23, 2015. Click to view write-up Faecal Sludge Management Conference...

Water Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy Partners Convening

Sujaya Rathi, Principal Research Scientist and Anantha Lakshmi, Senior Researcher from CSTEP were invited to the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WSH) Partners Convening in Nairobi, Kenya, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Click to view write-up Water Sanitation and Hygie...

Workshop on Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management Towards Sustainable Environment

Shramana Dey, Intern and Sujaya Rathi, Principal Investigator from CSTEP attended a workshop on ‘Technology Options for Decentralized Wastewater Management – Towards Sustainable Environment’, organised by the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination (CDD) Society, BORDA and Rajiv Gandhi...

Workshop on Assessing Stakeholder Perception on Water Security in Peri-Urban Areas

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya, Senior Research Scientist from CSTEP attended the Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on ‘Assessing Stakeholder Perception on Water Security in Peri-Urban Areas: Developing Citizen-Centered Models’ organised by Public Affairs Centre in association with EMPRI on Octo...

Conference on Peri-urban Development Programme

This conference on peri-urban dynamics will examine various themes such as urbanisation, peri-urban ecosystems, water and their uses in the peri-urban, political frameworks and governance.IGCS, IIT Madras & CSTEP are organising a Conference on Peri-urban Development Programme on J...

GHG Platform India

The GHG Platform – India is a collective civil-society initiative, established with an objective to provide independent estimation and analysis of India’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across key sectors such as energy, waste, industry, agriculture, livestock, forestry, and land-use and...

Suresh Rohilla, Programme Director – Urban Water Management, Centre for Science and Environment

First visit to CSTEP and I am impressed with the ambience and quality of professional engagement....

Sterenn Philippe, Education Program Developer, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Thank you for your hospitality and open constructive discussions on decentralised sanitation. We've learned a lot!...

Tommy Ngai, Research Learning Director, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology

Great Conversation!! I learned a lot about FSM/DEWATS/Toolkits - Thank you very much....