Rainwater Harvesting and Stormwater Management for Climate-resilient River Cities

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School of Water and Waste, CSE in partnership with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Jal Shakti, and Government of India organized the online training “Rainwater Harvesting and Storm water Management for Climate Resilient River Cities” from January 29th to February 14th 2024.

Every city in India can be called a river city. Almost all have waterbodies flowing through them or near them. But the fate of most of these waterbodies is a matter of concern. Many are severely polluted. Others have been filled up and built over. With the demise of these ‘sponges’, the drainage capacity of most cities has been destroyed, leaving them open to threats from extreme storm events and urban flooding. 

The solution lies in understanding the challenges of rapid urbanization and devising engineering solutions accordingly – for instance, rainwater can be collected and diverted through correctly designed drains to different water harvesting structures such as waterbodies to recharge the groundwater and avoid waterlogging. 

A total of 156 Nominations received in which total 93 participants took part in the training overall from 14 different states across India. The training included around 83 percent males and about 17 percent females. The participants profile was spread across various diverse background including government officials, planners, engineers, architects working in Town & Country planning/ Municipal Administration Department or State Urban Development Authorities and engineers and planners working with Jal Nigam or Jal Sansthan, pollution control board etc. from various states across India.

Please get in touch with the training coordinator before fixing your travel itineraries. 


Pradeep Kumar Mishra
Programme Officer, Water Programme, CSE



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