Online Training on Water Efficiency and Conservation


Increasing water demand -supply gap, flooding, depleting groundwater is common phenomenon in Indian cities. This has been attributed to rapid urbanization, thereby increasing the water scarcity in urban areas. As per the Government of India, the average annual per capita water availability will decline 13% between 2011 and 2025. Acc. to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, 78% (688 m3 every year) water consumption within India is for agricultural sector: Second highest in the world! Few studies focus on improving the water efficiency in agricultural sector but no prominent study/guidelines are available for efficient use of water in urban areas. The ongoing water crisis, along with population growth calls for improved water management and adoption of Water Efficiency and Conservation (WEC) measures. WEC in Urban India shows that if cities with population of over 1.5 million practice WEC measures at the municipal scale, it would reduce the demand–supply gap for water and save up to 20% water. 

This online training is a part of series of activities envisaged under 3-year duration CSE programme – ‘Capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water sensitive’. Under this initiative series of – webinars, workshops, trainings, field exposure visits, knowledge conclaves are planned aimed at engaging 1,300+ state/ municipal functionaries and other sector players. The programme is supported by National Mission Clean Ganga and is part of the series of ongoing efforts by NMCG. 

About the training

The training will focus on providing conceptual understanding of the measures to be adopted in order to mainstream water-use efficiency and conservation at various scales of planning (city, neighbourhood and individual scale) in urban areas. Along with this, the training will help in learning about the tools, techniques and the applicability of initiating WEC practices. 

To enhance the knowledge of government officials/practitioners about concepts and applicability of water-use efficiency and conservation measures in urban India.

Training Highlights

  • Overview of existing issues and challenges in the water management in urban areas both at national and global level.
  • Learn about the concept of WEC and its measures focusing on rainwater harvesting, water conservation and reuse of treated wastewater.
  • Understand the tools, techniques and applicability of WEC planning.
  • Understand national missions, programmes, and standards applicable for mainstreaming water efficiency and water conservation in India.
  • Supported by Best Management Practices (BMPs) and case studies of successfully implemented projects both at national and international.

For more information, kindly contact:

Training Coordinator

Ms. Umra Anees
Programme Officer
Water Programme, CSE
Phone: +91-11-40616000 (Ext: 321)

Training Director

Mr. Depinder Singh Kapur
Water Programme, CSE




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Course Fees
Rs 3,500 for Indian participants
US $75 for Global participants.

Early bird entries (till March 10th) and a group of more than three participants in each batch can avail a discount of 25 per cent. (Applicable for all participants)

Note: No training fee is applicable to nominated government employees
Who can attaend?
  • Central / State / Municipal functionaries (decision makers / managers and regulators): Planners (Urban/ Regional/ Environment), Engineers, Architects / Landscape Architects working in Town & Country Planning / Municipal Administration Department or State Urban Development Authorities
  • Engineers (Civil / Mech./ Envn.) or Planners working with Water Supply and Sewerage Boards / Jal Nigam or Jal Sansthan etc.
  • Any other programme dealing with water, sanitation, flood, river, wetland or environment related matters in the city and its urbanizable areas
Benefits of Participation
  • Training participation/ completion certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after training completion
  • Top 3 most active participants will be invited to AAETI, Nimli, Rajasthan with a fully funded fellowship for one of our upcoming training programs.
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the School of Water and Waste