Residential Training on Water Efficiency and Conservation (WEC) in Urban India

Water efficiency and conservation (WEC) are crucial for sustainable urban water management in India, where increasing population and changing land-use patterns challenge freshwater resources. The complex urban water cycle, influenced by surface runoff and piped-water systems, underscores the need to prioritize conservation of local sources like groundwater and waterbodies, often overexploited and neglected. WEC strategies involve optimizing resources, minimizing waste, and promoting sustainable practices, aligning with SDGs. In 2019, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released a policy paper and guide on WEC for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Building on this, CSE and the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) are organizing a three-day residential training program on Water Efficiency and Conservation in Urban India, aimed at equipping participants with the knowledge to engage effectively with WEC projects for resilient water supplies in cities.

This comprehensive training program aims to educate participants on advanced aspects of Water Efficiency and Conservation planning and implementation, equipping them with the knowledge and skills essential for excelling in water resource management.


  • To sensitize practitioners to the crucial need for Water Efficiency and Conservation (WEC) and to impart a deep understanding of its concepts.
  • To provide participants with a structured approach to WEC planning at various scales.
  • To equip participants with an in-depth understanding of tools and methodologies used for assessing and measuring WEC.
  • To facilitate learning on existing policies, guidelines, and best management practices related to water efficiency and conservation.



Anurag Vijay Naidu
Programme Officer
Water Programme, CSE
Mobile: +91 7276497968



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Training Fees
  • For Indian participants:
    • Rs 28000/ Rs 25,600  (for Single/double occupancy accommodation)
  • For international participants:
    • US $760/ US $590  (for single/double occupancy accommodation)
Target Audience
City officials from urban local bodies (ULBs) and development authorities such as urban planners, town planning officers, engineers, those involved in preparing and enforcing WEC plans at the city/ zonal level and developing and implementing local WEC strategies.
Training Methodology
The training methodology will follow a mixed approach involving lectures, group exercises, interactive discussions, video documentaries etc.
Participation/ Completion certificate will be given to the participants upon successful completion of the training.