One of the key challenges faced by India today is how to maintain a high economic growth and at the same time, ensure environmental sustainability and social justice. Regulatory institutions are entrusted to protect the natural environment from degradation by means of a well developed mechanism of monitoring, compliance and enforcement.
However, there are certain inherent capacity constraints within the regulatory institutions that come in the way of effective compliance and enforcement of regulations. The capacity constraints of regulatory institutions such as Central
Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) need to be identified and ameliorated, so that effective implementation of environmental regulations is ensured in the country.Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in collaboration with the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has proposed to help Indian environmental regulators in their expanded roles as new managers – by introducing state-of-the-art training programmes for building their capacity.
These training programmes have been designed exclusively for SPCBs and other environmental regulatory agencies and are tailor-made to bridge the knowledge gaps that may emerge in these institutions in the coming years. CSE is offering short-term one-week training programmes as well as long term one-month programmes in a calendar year.
Our training programmes attract leading experts across various fields to address course participants. The core faculty for the proposed course will be drawn from CSE’s experienced research and programme staff. Visiting faculty and guest lecturers will include working development professionals, eminent environmentalists, noted academicians from leading universities, grassroots activists, prominent policy makers, and others. Our programme also invites faculty from Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) to give participants an overview on the best regulatory practices in developed nations.
Compliance, monitoring and enforcement (February 2-28, 2013)
“Course was excellent and conducted wonderfully. It will definitely help us to go a long way in our routine work at PCB as well as in the field.”
Krishnan M N, Assistant Environmental Engineer, Kerala Pollution Control Board
River and lake pollution – strategies for conservation (September 24-28, 2012)
“The training programme helped me to understand the scenario in the diverse field of wastewatertreatment including international practices from Sweden and Japan.”
Dr Mohan Girap, Scientist C, Goa State Pollution Control Board
Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sites (September 19-23, 2011)
“We have to deal with many issues pertaining to hazardous wastes in our day to day work in PCB. Now,
we can work more effectively, as our ideas/concepts have been sharpened during these five days.”
Sandeep M Motegaonkar, Field Officer, Maharashtra Pollution Control Boa