Course on: Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planing

Date: September 25-29, 2017

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a five day training programme on “Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning” (WSUDP).  The five day training includes first four days of classroom training, followed by a field exposure visit.

About the Training
Water problems jeopardise the survival of millions of people in urban India. Rapid and unregulated growth of towns and cities is a key reason for unsustainable water management.  The current water model primarily focuses on supply side management and emphasis on the energy as well as resource intensive centralised urban water management. The increasing demand–supply gap and deteriorating environmental conditions are increasing the need for environmentally friendly alternatives. 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, storm-water and groundwater management. This approach contributes to sustainability and livability, particularly when considered part of an overall urban strategy. This short term course will focus on the components of WSUDP – designing RWH and decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT) systems including local reuse and field visit. Registration to this popular course is on first come first basis.

For Alumni list of our previous courses (click highlighted) – RWH and DWWT 

Program Design: September 25-29, 2017

The training programme will follow a mix method approach involving lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video training support. A full-day field exposure visit will be organised for participants to explore best management practices on RWH and DWWTs. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design the RWH and DWWTs systems as part of ‘Do It Yourself ‘- group exercise. 

RWH: September 25-26, 2017

The two day programme will focus on urban RWH and the potential it holds in augmentation of water availability by using public spaces to recharge their groundwater or store and reuse the rainwater. The training will impart skills on planning and designing both recharge and storage structures, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance etc.    

DWWT: September 27-28, 2017

Two day programme will focus on understanding potential of sustainable and affordable DWWTs for local reuse. The training will provide hands on experience in planning, designing, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance of DWWTS etc. This will be showcased by case examples at various scales.

Field Visit 

Following training programme, one day field exposure visit is planned to demonstrate decentralised water management at residential or institutional scale. The visit will provide an opportunity to interact with implementers of RWH and DWWTs.

Payment Details:

Full training course fees: Rs 13,500/– (208 USD)

 *Option to attend either of the two training programmes - i.e. RWH or DWWT is available on request with a fee of Rs 8000/- each (123USD)

The training fees include expenses for the course study material, lunch, snacks and tea. 

Special Offers:

-15% off for group participation (2 or more) from same organization

- 50% off for college students 

- 50% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs

For International Candidates:

Full and part fellowships available for candidates from African and South Asian countries.

Who can Apply?

Practitioners (engineers/architects/planners/ representatives of non-governmental organization and government officials), academicians, consultants, students, researchers.

How to apply?

Step 1: Please fill in the application form for registration and scholarship through the following web links:

Step 2: Payment of fees - You may courier the DD/ cheque drawn in favor of the "CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT" at the following address:

Reference Number WSUDP/ 2017
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, 
Near Batra Hospital,
New Delhi-110062, India

Course Coordinator:

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Mr. Mritunjay Kumar
Programme Officer
Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi, India
+91-11-40616000 (Ext:257)/ +91-9389219549

Ms Chhavi Sharda

Programme Officer
Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi, India
+91-11-40616000 (Ext:257)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director,
Water Programme,
CSE, New Delhi



Previous Training Feedback
“The balance between the theoretical and practical understanding was great and well balanced.”

Tapas Bhargava, Student, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
“The learning from trainings can be directly implemented; also, trainings like this should be conducted in developing countries. I invite CSE for conducting training of Rawandian decision makers too.”

Felicien Sindikubwabo, Rainwater Harvesting Construction Technician, Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda
“Most of the agenda that were important were covered and all the topics covered were of relevance to achieve event’s objective.”

Rajesh Gupta, Executive Engineer, U.P Jal Nigam, Uttar Pradesh
“This training helped me in understanding DWWT systems and I think I can directly apply any of topics/techniques covered in this course.”

Madhvi Namburi, Secretary, Indian Red Cross society Gannavaram branch, Hyderabad