Training Programme on: 'Green Infrastructure - Effective measures to manage urban flooding and water supply'

Dates: January 28 - 30, 2021
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute
Language of Instruction: English

Cities in the India and across global south are expanding rapidly resulting manifold increase on water demand. Municipal services like water supply, drainage, solid / sewage management are not able to keep pace with rapid urban growth resulting contamination of water sources both groundwater and surface water ( rivers, lakes, ponds etc.).

Blue - green spaces / infrastructure is considered to be an effective approach to reduce the adverse impact of urbanization on the hydrological cycle. Green Infrastructure is a new concept based on – ‘nature based solutions’ linking water, urban planning and development – that provides affordable and sustainable solution for improved water quality and quantities, effective flood management and replenishment of groundwater in town/cities.

CSE - School of Water and Waste is organizing this 3 day residential training programme with the aim to build a community of practice who can successfully work towards designing and implementing green infrastructure interventions in town/ cities. 


To help students, working professionals and environmental enthusiasts learn state-of-art concepts and principles of green infrastructure for improved urban water management. 


  • To assess challenges and opportunities in making cities water prudent and resilient to climate change
  • To understand role of green infrastructure in sustainable urban water management
  • To learn step by step – basic components of for designing and implementing urban green infrastructure solution / typologies including stakeholder engagement
  • To interact and learn from real implementers and beneficiaries - during field visit to select successfully implemented green infrastructure project 

Theme 1: Green infrastructure approach and interventions for urban spaces

Theme 2: Designing and implementing different GI – typologies at different scale

Theme 3: Engaging with GI Stakeholder – tools and approaches including socio-economic benefits  

Theme 4: Learning from Best Management Practices of GI – Introduction to C-GINS 

Slideshow of Photographs 

Training Methodology

The training style is based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, involves interactive practical work done by trainees and peer to peer learning. The training will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, and interaction with experts, discussions, field visit and documentary films to highlight the best management practices successfully implemented.

Furthermore, the trainings are complimented by sessions and discussions on existing case studies which demonstrate the recommended actions and interventions for sustainable water and sanitation management. 

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Training Coordinator

Shivali Jainer
Programme Manager
Water Programme

Training Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director (School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute - AAETI)




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Target group
  • Faculty and students studying urban design, planning and architecture ( at Jamia Millia Islamia University, SPA – Delhi and other institutions in National Capital Region)
  • Architecture /  Urban Planning / Urban  Design / Landscape Design and EIA Consultants
  • Project Management Unit (State / City) – Consultants providing technical support to national programme namely - Smart Cities, AMRUT.
  • NGOs & think tanks sector professionals keen to learn innovative practices driven perspectives required improved urban water-wastewater landscape in urban areas
Course Fees
Rs. 26,400 (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)
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
Alumni Feedback
I am thankful to all the teachers and experts for giving us guidance throughout the course. It was great experience with all the friends and you give me something to learn every time you participated in the discussion forum., Kamal Parihar Student, Forest research institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
“The study material, the video lectures and the live case studies are the stuff I liked most about the course. The best experiences were the online Quizzes - MCQs, I enjoyed a lot attempting them.”, Ritu Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Birla Institute of Technology
“The best thing was the way this course was structured. First of all the present problem and various aspects where we are lagging or going wrong, then the steps to be taken both policy wise and on the technical grounds using new nature based solutions and various decentralized innovations and finally the ways to implement these solutions. Thus this structure of analysis, finding solutions and then implementation is the best thing I find about this course. My experience with the Mount portal was a great one.”, Vaibhav Sharma, Student, PEC University of Technology