National Field Exposure Visit- 'Sustainable Water Management - Best Management Practices' at Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai

Date: December 14-18, 2015

The Ministry of Urban Development has acknowledged the lack of skilled man power in urban local bodies across India and has therefore developed the ‘Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies’ (CBULB). The programme aims to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials for the mainstreaming of reforms and best management practices (BMPs) of sustainable water and wastewater management through training programmes followed with field exposure visit, seminars and workshops.

CSE is a designated Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Water Management area assisting the ministry under CBULB programme. The training programmes organized by CSE on - (i) septage management (ii) water sensitive design and planning and (iii) urban lake management and had an overwhelming response. These trainings cover approaches, tools / techniques and update on reform as well as overview of successfully implemented BMPs by both state and non-state practitioners. In addition, the trainings led to the creation of a knowledge sharing network of practitioner and utilities to mainstream such BMPs. 

The “National Field Exposure Visit” being organized is the second stage of capacitating municipal functionaries, where officials will be getting an opportunity to directly interact with implementers / beneficiaries ofthe BMPs projects. This will further result in giving the city officials a hands-on experience on how to plan, design and implement sustainable decentralized water management practices. 

Aim: Exposure and experience sharing from successfully implemented sustainable and affordable decentralized water management BMPs across India. 


  • To provide firsthand experience and opportunity to interact with beneficiaries and implementers ofBMPs. 

  • To get exposure on the techno-economic feasibility for planning, designing and implementing best management practices for sustainable water and wastewater management

  • To show energy and resource efficient BMPs implemented at different scales in various agro-climatic regions in India. 

Target Groups: CSE CoE Training Alumni - city officials from urban local bodies, development authorities, water supply and sewerage boards and public health department (from target states), town and country planning departments, UITs  involved in (i) septage management (ii) water sensitive design and planning and (iii) urban lake management.

Participation of faculty/trainer/ researcher from Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies; other Centre of Excellence and officials of – TCPO, NIUA, CPWD, NCR Planning Board and HUDCO is encouraged by Ministry of Urban Development to also take benefit from the capacity building scheme.For list of participants of CSE CoE training eligible for joining the field exposure visit (click here)

We have received an overwhelming response from the participant of National Field Exposure Visit 1 which was conducted from 5 Oct, 2015 to 9 Oct, 2015.The glimpses of it can be seen at CSE website. (click here)

Site Visits 

Refer flyer/ brochure for further detail (click here)

No Registration Fees.

Boarding/lodging will be provided by organizers to all the training participants. Only TA/DA has to be sanctioned by nominating state governments/ institutions.


Each field exposure visit has 20 seats only. The nominations will be accepted on first come first basis.

Registration form available for download |


Kindly send the registration form along with nomination letter from competent authority addressed to (and/or for further information contact):

Ridhima Gupta, Senior Research Associate, Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi-110062, India
Tel.: +91 (011) 40616000 Ext 225
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879


Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi-110062, India
Tel. Fax: +91 (011) 29955879