Online Training on Water Audit and Conservation in Industries



Increasing industrial production especially in water intensive industries (like thermal power plants, pulp & paper, textiles, fertilisers, etc.) is already putting pressure on the limited freshwater resources in India and worldwide. This coupled with increased water demand from other sectors like infrastructure development, agriculture, domestic, etc. is leading to major conflicts over water availability.  Sourcing water and managing wastewater is becoming increasingly difficult & expensive and hence is an important aspect for sustainability of any industry. Industries which are heavily dependent on water for their production have to cut down on their production at times due to scarcity of water mainly during summer season. Such scenarios have become more frequent in the past few years due to increasing water stress. Therefore, it is very critical that industries use water judiciously and reduce its water footprint as much as possible in order to be sustainable in future.  

Water use optimisation, improving water accounting systems, identifying water losses and opportunities for water savings can serve as an effective approach for reducing water consumption. Also, efficient wastewater treatment technologies and recycling and reuse practices can further bring down consumption and effluent generation. Further, substantial costs which are associated with water & wastewater management like water sourcing, cost of pumping, cost of water treatment (chemicals), cost of effluent treatment & disposal, etc.  can be effectively reduced through better water and wastewater management and through periodic conduction of water audits. 

Understanding the relevance of the subject, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has developed a two week online course with the aim of providing a wider understanding on the above aspects of water audit, wastewater management and recycling. 

The course will be conducted online through technological learning tools such as

recorded video presentations, discussion with experts and reading material. Upon

completion of course, participants will receive e-certificate of completion.  


Industry professionals, EHS officials, environmental consultants, environment engineers, environment regulators, environmental laboratories, academic institutions and others aspiring to work in water audit and wastewater management field.  


  • Water audit – Introduction, Scope and Methodology
  • Preparing industry specific water audit questionnaire
  • Water audit instrumentation, metering and accounting
  • Preparing water circuit diagram and water balance with industry-specific case studies
  • Specific water consumption & benchmarking
  • Water audit, wastewater recycling and reuse – Regulatory aspects
  • New CGWA notification covering mandatory water audit
  • Understanding water utilities basics - pumps and cooling towers
  • Advanced water & wastewater treatment technologies with a focus on zero discharge technologies
  • Industry specific case studies on opportunities identified for water savings through water audits;
  • Water and wastewater costing and cost benefit analysis of water saving schemes
  • Case studies/Assignments/Exercises  


The online course is self-paced wherein pre-recorded video sessions from experts, presentations and other reading material will be uploaded on CSE’s online training platform on daily basis. Additionally, 2-3 live online sessions will be organized over weekend with all the experts for taking up queries. The course is designed in a manner to help participants in attending it along with their regular work and study the course material at their own convenience.  


Divyansh Upadhyay
Sr. Research Associate
Industry Unit | Centre for Science & Environment
Mobile: 8382954042



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Course Date
November 22 – December 5, 2021
Course Duration
24 hours (12 hours per week)
Last date to Apply
November 20, 2021
Course Fee
INR 3,500/- (Indian participants)
USD 100 (Global participants)
Feedback from previous training
Excellent course with equally excellent live sessions
Dr. Ritesh Kamal Singh, MSPGCL, Khaparkheda Power Plant
The programme was excellent and informative
Tajinder Kumar, National Fertilizers Limited, Nangal
Overall training and content is good and very relevant
Medha Hemant Vaidya, TATA Power
Quality of speakers is excellent
Nitesh Ranjan, SAIL, Bokaro
Great methodology, presentation style & course content with effective Q& A live sessions. This has met my expectations & completely satisfied
Mahipat Singh Chandrawat, DCM Shriram Limited
It was very nicely managed in terms of course and way of interactive sessions held
Bhartandra Chandra Gaur, Yara Fertilisers
It was good interactive training, very well organized and delivered. All the experts are well experienced and answered all the queries
Nikesh Banwade, Orient Cement Limited
A very experienced panel
Vijay Vishwakarma, BSI
Training was relevent, knowledgeable & well organized
Chetaram Sharma, Cipla limited
As a beginner in this area, the course was very informative to me
Saurabh Allen, Ambuja Cements Limited
Course is very informative with case studies and easy to understand material
Kirtishekhar Pathak, M/s Ashoka Construction Company
Excellent, very nice experience for me, from all the speakers and faculties I had enough to learn for myself
Abhisek Ghosh, Berger Paints India Limited
Excellent, covers almost all the topics related to industrial water use
Rajendra P. Dhake, Pidilite Industries Limited
Benefited immensely from the training, training turned out to be ideal with recorded lectures by experienced and versatile faculty
T.S.Anitha Shyam, Central Groundwater Board (CGWB)
Course was very appropriate and useful. Apt persons had conducted the classes and the live sessions were very active and it was organized very well
Sajeesh Joy, Kerala State Pollution Control Board
Faculties and their detailed knowledge in the concerned field is really appreciated
Rekha Nayak, Kalyani Laboratories Pvt. Ltd
Course is very well designed for working professionals
Devvrat Mishra, Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board
Design of course content and selection of experts is excellent
Nishant Nikam Indovation Tec
Appreciate the lecture by experienced and eminent persons in water audit field
Dr. Jaya D.S., University of Kerala
Expert presentations, explanation and discussions in live Q&A session
Partha Pratim Maji, Environment Consultancy
Excellently co-ordinated, organized, learned trainers on all issues
Shakti Prakash, Freelancer Environmental Specialist
Overall structure with topic covered in day wise video talk and presentation and question /answer module is appreciated
Sanket Shah, EHSS professional, Gujarat
Training on Water audit was quite exceptional learning from the routine professional work. It gives confidence to understand fundamentals of water audit and help to excel expertise to fulfil compliance obligation
Rashmi Mardikar, Vishay Components India Pvt. Ltd.