Knowledge conclave cum workshop on Nature-Based Solutions(NBS) for Urban Water Security

Dates: November 27-30, 2018
Venue: AAETI, Nimli, Rajasthan

Participation to workshop is by invitation only

Cities are on a deadly spiral. On one hand, water scarcity is growing, and on the other water is getting increasingly polluted. The current urban water management has problems – it is capital intensive, creates and maintains a divide between rich and the poor and disregards out natural environment (uses water first to flush, then to convey the waste and ultimately resulting in our rivers becoming polluted). Our problems and solutions both involve big, technological fixes, with natural ecological systems often becoming an afterthought. There is an urgent need to manage the water more sustainably by emphasizing on nature based solutions for developing water sensitive and resilient urban settlements.

To address this critical issue, Centre for Science and environment (CSE) and School of water and waste, AAETI are organising workshop on 'Nature-based Solutions for Urban Water Security' jointly with the International Water Security Network.Froman integrated multidisciplinary perspective this workshop seeks to articulate research and dissemination activities on NBS, appropriate particularly to Indian, South and East Asian contexts.Eminent representatives from various international universities (like University of the West of England (Bristol, UK)University of Arizona (USA) Institute of Natural Resources (South Africa), El Colegio de Sonora (Mexico), United Arab Emirates University (UAE) University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (Vietnam), University of Science and Technology (China) etc.), as well as Indian orgnaisation (like Ahmedabad University, INTACH, WaterHarvest, MNIT, ATREE, Biomes Solution etc.) would be contributing in this workshop. The Nature-based solutions in various social-ecological context along with urban water security strategies in practice would be discussed to develop the research agenda for the coming years.

Programme design

  • Day 1: Site visit showcasing successfully implemented NBS in the water sector
  • Day 2: AAETI campus tour followed by IWSN Business meetings
  • Day 3: International and national experts deliberating on long term research agenda for advancing NBS in the water sector
  • Day 4: Wrap up

For further details, please contact:

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

Professor Chad Staddon PhD, FRGS
Associate Head of Department, Research & Scholarship,
Dept. of Geography & Environmental Management
Director, International Water Security Network


Mr.Punam Bali,

General Manager, AAETI,

Rudresh Kumar Sugam
Senior Programme Manager,
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 389),

Shivali Jainer
Deputy Programme Manager,
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244)