Advanced Residential Training Programme on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) - Rainwater Harvesting at different scales

Dates: November 30 - December 02, 2021
Last Date to Apply: November 23, 2021
Course Duration: Three days(24 hours)
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan
Course Type: Residential

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 official and published - A Practitioner’s Guide on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP).

Both centre/ state governments and local bodies have included WSUDP concepts in programmes, policies and advisories as major reform agenda to repair the broken water cycle in town/cities. It involves rainwater harvesting at different scales as well as decentralised wastewater and local reuse and integrates water supply, wastewater, stormwater and groundwater management. WSUDP helps in-situ water augmentation as well as addressing flooding in towns/cities. Hence the approach will not only help 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 design and implement WSUDP interventions. 

Training Highlights

  • Understand water balance un urban area at different scales to understand key water challenges and potential of mainstreaming WSUDP.
  • Step by step guide to design and plan rainwater harvesting systems (including decentralised wastewater treatment and local reuse
  • O&M and monitoring plan including understanding of life cycle costs, 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 benchmark a city’s current performance against seven goals of a water sensitive city.The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design water sensitive urban systems including RWH and SUDs as part of ‘Do It Yourself’ – groupexercise. 

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

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Training Coordinator

Senior Research Associate
Urban Water Programme
Mobile: +91-8699770153

Training Director

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, 
School of Water & Waste, AAETI



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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
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning
  • Green Infrastructure - Effective measures to manage urban flooding and water supply
  • Water Woes - Reality of Urban Water Management
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for Designing & Implementing Green Infrastructure
  • Basics of GIS and Remote Sensing for Water and Sanitation
Training Fees
For Indian Participants:
INR 19,800
(for single occupancy accommodation) (Includes tuition fee, training material, external expert lectures and sessions, boarding and lodging, transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)
Full & 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
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Alumni Feedback
“Involvement of course facilitators & also the supporting staff (who were very polite and humble) was outstanding.”
Aakanksha Agrawal Deputy Architect, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), New Delhi
“Yes, the concepts of rain water harvesting and wastewater treatment were well covered.”
Suresh Kumar Panda Student, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
“The training programme was very brain storming and have learnt a lot from the programme especially in WSUDP.”
Sandeep Sharma Assistant Professor, Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
Overall, an excellent learning platform with CSE. 5 on 5 for the course structure, methodology and training environment. There is more to learn and take from here. Looking forward to more interactions. Looking forward to enhance my skill set through CSE courses.
- Vikash K Agarwal, Consultant Ram Swarup Traders Pvt Ltd (RSTPL), Assam
Had a great experience at AAETI Campus and gain lots of Learning from the teaching faculties. I appreciate a lot for the same and would sincerely like to thank CSE for lending me such an amazing opportunity to attend this workshop. Also It would be an honour, if I could by any means contribute to CSE or AAETI for spreading these leaning or working for the same. Thank you!
Nirmay Shah, Architect, Anant national university, Ahmedabad
Training was good. Required all PPT for implementing & reference
Elit Chakraborty Project Engineer, Water For People India Trust , Kolkata
Thank you so much Dr.Rohila, Nupur, Shivali, Dhruv and Shivani. You all are a great team. It was a great venture. We all enjoyed a lot. Definitely looking forward to bring the knowledge on ground. Thanks for everything.
Dhanashree Mirajkar Associate Professor DYP School of Architecture, D Y Patil University, Pune, Ambi
It was a great training program experience of rainwater harvesting at AAETI. Thank you every faculty member and Dr.Rohilla Sir for such a wonderful hospitality. There was so much quality content & aspects to keep in mind while designing RWH. Overall, it was a great fun of learning & building new connections at AAETI.
Thank you so much & looking forward to more learning.
Abhijit Waghre M.Tech Student Shri Guru GobindSinghji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded
The overall experience is wonderful and gain so much knowledge! I would recommend my colleagues and juniors for future trainings. And at last a special thanks to the organising members and the speakers.
Prashant singh Khandelwal College of Architecture and Design, Bareilly