Online Training on Water Sensitive Urban Design & Planning - Approach, Challenges & Potential

Dates: August 03 - 20, 2022
Last Date to Apply: August 01, 2022
Training Duration: 16 hours(self-paced - 8 hours and virtual sessions - 8 hours)
Learning Platforms: Moodle and Zoom
Training Type: Online 

Cities are confronted with significantly changing conditions due to rapid urbanization and inadequate infrastructure increasing water demand–supply gap, loss of impervious surfaces and overexploitation of aquifers and broken water cycle. These concerns are further aggravated due to increasing incidences of flooding that is attributed to increasing built environment as well as impact of climate change. All this impacts river health / flows.It is important to take up the challenge in controlling and judiciously using natural resources to reduce our ecological footprint. This can be done by using water-sensitive urban design and planning (WSUDP) approach which integrates the urban water cycle, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and groundwater management. This approach contributes to sustainability and liveability, particularly when considered part of an overall urban strategy. It involves intervention at different scales – city, ward/neighbourhood or individual buildings. 

This online training is a part of series of activities envisaged under 3-year duration CSE programme – ‘Capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water sensitive’. Under this initiative series of – webinars, workshops trainings (both online and residential), field exposure visits, knowledge conclaves aimed at engaging 1,300+ number state / municipal functionaries and other sector players.The programme is supported by National Mission Clean Ganga and is part of the series of ongoing efforts by NMCG aimed to ensuring convergence of NamamiGange Mission with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, HRIDAY, NULM) and other missions (Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jeewan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission) at state /city level across Ganga basin states.

About the training
The training will focus on Water-Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) approach which integrates the urban water cycle, water supply, wastewaterand stormwater and groundwater management. 

Capacity building of State / Municipal functionaries and other sector players involved in city planning and urban infrastructure development.

Training Highlights

  • Understanding of the concept and approach of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)
  • Potential and opportunities for connecting water, urban planning/development in the Ganga basin cities
  • WSUDP features at different scales of intervention
  • Key tools and approaches for plan, policy, programme and projects
  • Best Management Practices (BMPs), state of art knowledge in the area of WSUDP
  • Case studies of successfully implemented WSUDP projects
  • Community of practice in WSUDP sector

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Academic Director

Depinder Singh Kapur
Water Programme, CSE

Training Coordinator

Senior Research Associate
Water Programme
Phone: +91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244)
Mobile: 8699770153



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Target Audience
  • Central / State / Municipal functionaries (decision makers / managers and regulators):  Planners (Urban/ Regional/ Environment), Engineers, Architects / Landscape Architects working in Town & Country Planning / Municipal Administration Department or State Urban Development Authorities
  • Engineers (Civil / Mech./ Envn.) or Planners working with Water Supply and Sewerage Boards / Jal Nigam or Jal Sansthan etc.
  • Any other functionaries dealing with:
  • AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban), Swachh Bharat Mission (U), Atal Bhujal Mission, NamamiGange
  • Accredited EIA, architecture and urban planning consultants
  • PMU assisting Govt. in mainstreaming water wastewater measures
  • Researchers and academics interested in curriculum development in planning, architecture and civil engineering
  • Related sector professionals dealing with water, sanitation, flood, river, wetland or environment related matters in the city and its urbanizable areas
Course fees
US$ 75 - Overseas participants
₹3500/- Indian participants
Early bird entries (till July 25) and a group of more than three participants in each batch can avail a discount of 25 per cent. (Applicable for all participants)

Note - No training fees are applied to nominated government employees (All nominated officials are expected to attend all the sessions).
As per the programme announcement, you're eligible for a 25% discount on the training fee. Please note that the early bird registration is valid only till July 27, make sure that you make the payment before that to avail of the discount. After July 27, 2022, the regular fee of INR 3500/- will be applied.
Benefits of Participation
This training is part of School of Water and Waste’s objective to create ‘Urban Water

Leaders’. Top 5 participants who perform well in the training will be invited to AAETI, Nimli with a fully funded fellowship for one of our upcoming training programs. Participants who perform exceptionally during these courses and come back to us with a ‘theory to practice’ alumni story will be awarded the title of ‘Urban Water Champions’.

Additional benefits include:
  • Training participation/completion certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after training completion
  • Top 5 scorers will get a 50% refund of their training feeand will be invited to attend the ‘Urban Water and Sanitation’ knowledge conclave in January 2023.
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the School of Water and Waste
Somnath Sen
Associate Professor (Retired)
Department of Architecture and Regional Planning
IIT Kharagpur
P Z Thomas
Managing Director
Environmental Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Vandana Menon
Independent Consultant,
New Delhi
S. Vishwanath
Biome Environmental Trust
Victor Shinde
Team Lead
National Institute of Urban Affairs
“Great Session. Thank You Dr.Suresh Sir, Ms Nupur Ji, Ms Shivani ji for organising such informative workshop.”
Awadhesh Jain, Zonal Officer, Dewas Municipal Corporation