Advanced Residential Training Programme on Urban Waterbodies Rejuvenation and Management


CSE - School of Water and Waste (SW&W) aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies, and implementation strategies for city wide water and sanitation management, which will lay the foundations for a water and waste-prudent society. CSE also assists Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India as a Centre of Excellence in the area of sustainable urban water management aimed at mainstreaming reforms and capacity building of state/city officials. 

Both centre/ state governments and local bodies have included urban waterbodies rejuvenation in programmes, policies and advisories as major reform agenda to address issues related to urban flooding, local water-supply resource enhancement, and to repair the broken water cycle in town/cities. Urban waterbodies management involves various soft and hard interventions for catchment area management, buffer area design, pollution abatement in waterbodies and effective stakeholder engagement to revive waterbodies as critical green infrastructure which not only helps in building urban resilience but also improves liveability in towns/cities, particularly when considered part of an overall urban strategy.


Build a cohort of practitioners and managers (both government and private) who will plan, design and implement urban waterbodies rejuvenation interventions. 

Training Highlights

  • Understand key aspects of waterbodies rejuvenation: catchment area management, buffer area design, pollution abatement in waterbodies: to understand key challenges and potential of urban waterbody rejuvenation.
  • Step by step guide to prepare urban waterbody management plan including stakeholder engagement, community participation, O&M strategies and socio-economic and other benefits.
  • Existing and upcoming institutional regulatory framework (policies, plan and programmes) for WSUDP
  • Field visit to interact with real implementers and beneficiaries. 

Training Design:

The training will follow a mix method approach involving lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video training support to understand urban waterbodies rejuvenation in the context of a water sensitive city. The participants will get the opportunity to prepare an urban waterbody management plan ‘Do It Yourself’ – group exercise. 

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the training programme.

For more details, you may contact:

Training Coordinator

Dhruv Pasricha 
Deputy Programme Manager'
Urban Water Programme
Mobile: +91-8527447891

Training Director

Depinder Singh Kapur
Director CSE
Water Programme 


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Target Audience
Architects, planners, engineers and other water and sanitation professionals working with consultancies, design firms, non-profits, government departments & agencies, research institutions and academic centres.

Alumni of the online courses
  • Urban Lake Management
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning
  • Green Infrastructure - Effective measures to manage urban flooding and water supply
  • Urban Groundwater Management
Training Fees:
For Indian Participants:
INR 21,000 (for single occupancy accommodation)

INR 19,200 (for double occupancy accommodation)

For International Participants:
USD 270 (for single occupancy accommodation)

USD 246 (for double occupancy accommodation)

(Includes tuition fee, training material, external expert lectures and sessions, boarding and lodging, transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)

A group of more than three participants in each batch can avail a discount of 25% on total rate.

Discount of 25% on total rate are available only for individuals: Industry representatives, consultants, other professionals, NGOs, students, farmers, teachers

Participants have to arrive at CSE Office Delhi on November 22, 2022 (12.00 Noon) and should make return travel arrangement on November 25, 2022 (after 6:30 PM).

Limited full and part fellowships available

Full Fellowship
includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Single occupancy accommodation and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations in Delhi.

Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs but covers full boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees. Single occupancy accommodation and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations in Delhi.

Female participants are encouraged to apply and given preference in full / part fellowships. 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.
Benefits of Participation
  • Course participation/completion certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after course completion
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the CSE School of Water and Waste.
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Alumni Feedback
The balance of the teaching, exercise, field work and timing was perfect. It was a refreshing learning

Sudeshna Gupta, IIT Guwahati
It was an intensive and fruitful learning for me as we learnt all the aspects of lake management from technical and social part. It is going to help me on implementation on ground interventions related water body with a holistic and sustainable approach

Vidur Shresth, Sabuj Sangha
Advanced training program on Urban Water Bodies Rejuvenation and Management in a place very close to nature (AAETI). In this advanced training I got to learn various necessary aspects of waterbodies rejuvenation like pollution abatement in waterbodies, catchment and buffer zone design and management, step by step procedure to prepare urban waterbody management plan including stakeholder engagement, community participation, O&M strategies and socio-economic benefits. It was a fruitful learning for me and it is going to help me on implementation on ground interventions related water body with a sustainable approach. I would like to thank our mentors who made their valuable effort to getting us trained.

Ankur Choudhary Project Manager J S Water Energy Life Co. Pvt. Ltd. Gurgaon
Recently completed this 'Advanced training program on Urban Waterbodies Rejuvenation and Management' conducted by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi. A well-designed program. The participants of the program were a good mix of people from the public, private, and government sectors. This experience will definitely help me in my future projects. With the deteriorated condition of urban water bodies in India at present, this program provides valuable inputs for changing this scenario. Thanks for the team’s efforts. Would love to come again for next training.
Dr. Prasanna Jogdeo Co-Founder Lemnion Green Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Pune
A great course to upgrade my learning from used water perspective to the impact on water bodies and their rejuvenation strategies. Doing the course with government officials and other participants gave me a view of their way of working and implementation style. Looking forward to more learning and execution opportunities.

Vikash K Agarwal Consultant (Water and Sanitation related), Entrepreneur RSTPL, Guwahati
The training was interactive and useful. It gives us insight about the need of rejuvenation of water bodies. Overall, it has been a good training and relevant to the topic. All presentations were good.

Ankit Goel SBM Nodal Officer NPP, Modinagar, Ghaziabad