Training cum Workshop on ‘Action Plans for Making Cities River- and Water-Sensitive’

Dates: January 10-13, 2022
Last Date to Apply: January 5, 2022
Course Duration: Three days
Venue: CSE - Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan  
Course Type: Residential


CSE has developed Practitioner’s Guides on key thematic areas namely - Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP), Green Infrastructure, Septage Management (including wastewater), Urban Water Efficiency and Conservation as well as template on Urban Water Sustainability to help cities design and implement water – river sensitive strategies. The centre is assisting Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and National Mission Clean Ganga as recognised training entity for capacity building of state / city officials and others (private consultants, NGOs, and other agencies / institutions) supporting cities.

NIUA in partnership with NMCG has recently launched River City Alliance - a collaborative platform to discuss and exchange information on aspects that are vital for sustainable management of urban rivers and waterbodies. This Alliance will focus on three broad themes – Networking. Capacity Building and Technical Support.  This training cum workshop is being organised by CSE SWW in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and is supported by National Mission Clean Ganga.

The training cum workshop will help cities to identify, design and implement appropriate interventions best suited to respective cities at various scales that can be incorporated in Master Plans (including Development Plans/ Zonal Plan, Area Development Plan cum Infrastructure Development schemes) or the Citywide Water – Sanitation Plans to be prepared by each local body under various national urban missions – namely AMRUT 2.0, SBM 2.0 and others.    


Capacity building aimed to help cities develop implementable action plan for mainstreaming river – water centric planning and development.

Training Highlights

  • Overview of existing and upcoming institutional regulatory framework for improved river and water centric urban planning and development interventions in India and globally.
  • Identification of problems , challenges and potential areas of intervention to fix the broken water cycle in cities
  • Prepare implementable action plan for integrating elements WSUDP and river thinking into existing or upcoming Master Plans/Zonal Plans / Local Area Plans and Development Plans for infrastructure / townships development projects.
  • Develop strategies for stakeholder engagement and community participation
  • Interact and learn from real implementers and beneficiaries of successfully implemented WSUDP interventions 

Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the training programme.

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Training Coordinator (s)

Dhruv Pasricha
Programme Officer, CSE
Mobile: 8527447891

Nikita Madan
Environmental Planner, NIUA
Mobile: 9968723790

Training Director (s)

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, 
School of Water & Waste, AAETI

Victor Shinde
Lead: Water and Environment



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Target Audience
  • State / City Municipal functionaries (including Development Authorities, Town & Country Planning Department, PMU functionaries including regulators / managers.
  • Private consultants, NGOs, Planning & Architecture College/universities and officials from other institutions supporting cities in preparing Master Plan / Regional Plans, City Water and Sanitation Plans, Infrastructure Plans, Local Area Plans, Area Development and Township development projects.
Training Fees:
No training fees. 

Boarding & Lodging will be taken care by organisers for all registered participants.

Single room accommodation will be provided to all participants. 

Participants have to make own arrangements to arrive at Delhi on 10th Jan (12.00 Noon) and should make return travel arrangement on 13th Jan. 2022 (after 4:30 PM). 
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