Sustainable Urban Water Management: Rainwater Harvesting and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

The increase in urbanisation has led to increase in the fresh water demand along with wastewater generation. The current water crisis is attributed to mismanagement of water resources and emphasis on the energy as well as resource intensive centralised urban water management. Need is, for the practitioners and user communities, to implement sustainable and affordable decentralised water management practices. This short term five day course will focus on – designing rainwater harvesting (RWH) and decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT) systems including local reuse. Registration to this popular course is on first come first basis. For Alumni list of our previous courses (click highlighted) – RWH and DWWT 

The two training programmes will include lectures, interactive sessions with leading experts/practitioners, presentation on case studies, do it yourself - group exercises and one day field visit to successfully implemented RWH and DWWT systems in and around Delhi with an opportunity to interact with real implementers and users. 

Urban Rainwater Harvesting
Two day programme will focus on understanding the potential of water augmentation at building and/or neighbourhood scale. The training will impart skills on planning and designing both recharge and storage structures, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance etc. 

Decentralised Wastewater Treatment
Two day programme will focus on understanding potential of sustainable and affordable decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT) systems for local reuse. The training will provide hands on experience in planning, designing, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance of DWWTS etc. 

Date:  JUNE 30 – JULY 4, 2014

Venue: CSE, 38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

FEE: Rs 13,500/– includes one day field visit, study material, lunch, snacks and tea. Limited discounted seats are available for representatives from NGOs, students and groups of 3 or more from same institution. 

Who can apply?

Practitioners (engineers/architects/planners/ representatives of non-governmental organization and government officials), academicians, consultants, students, researchers.  

How to apply?

E-mail your curriculum vitae to / Limited seats; registration will be done on first come first basis.

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Feedback from previous course participants

“The training programme provided hands-on experience in the form of exercises to implement concepts in real life situations, which I feel was the best part of the course”

Abhishek Jain,
Environmental Design Studios,New Delhi
April 2014
“The best parts of the programme were the group activities. They ensured proper learning and implementation of concepts. My knowledge has been enriched. I will definitely try to implement the knowledge imparted.”

Amandeep Singh
Student, Delhi Technical University
April 2014
“Having gained more knowledge in this field after attending this course, I will surely try to implement these systems at community level”

Kshetrimayum Sanatomba,
Sr. Manager (Engineer), 
Search Foundation
April 2014

“Overall, the training program is very useful and satisfactory. The concept can better be utilized in many government as well as private building projects.”

Mr. Binod Kumar,

Executive Engineer, PWD, New Delhi
May 2013

“On one way the resources are limited, on the other demand is increasing, so everyone of us has to be sensitized about this situation. In my area, despite that there are tremendous water resources the need of the hour is to switch to methods like rainwater harvesting so that the existing resource overexploitation is stopped. This training programme got all of us awared.”

Mohammad Hanief, 

Public Health Engineering Department, Kashmir
May 2013

“A great package of information (theoretical + practical) in the stipulated time. Plus the interaction with people from various disciplinces is enriching.”

Dhawal Mane, 

Student, New Delhi
June 2012

“Very important subject and very well communicated by CSE” 

Sarah Chawang, 
Researcher, University of Texas
June 2012

“It could be the platform to share best practice across wider mass.”

Rajeeb Ghimire

Senior Devisional Engineer,
Central Human Resource Development,
Department of water supply and sewerage, Nepal
June 2012

“I would recommend this course to others for their awareness and for better water management I India and to solve the problem of scarcity.”

Mithilesh Kumar, 
Student, Pondicherry
March 2012

“Thank you for your training and strengthening our knowledge of DWWT and other issues and concepts knowledge delivered that was very informative.”

Dr. Uzma Nadem, 
Development Alternatives
Feb 2012



Chhavi Sharda, Research Associate, 
Water Management, CSE
Tel: +91 (011) 40616000 (Ext.244, 257)