Training cum Workshop on ‘Preparing Urban River Management Plans - Action Plans for Making Cities Water Sensitive’

Dates: January 10-12, 2022
Last Date to Apply: January 5, 2022
Course Duration: Three days
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan
Course Type: Residential 


CSE - aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies, and implementation strategies for city wide water and sanitation management, which will lay the foundations for a water and waste-prudent society. CSE also assists Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and National Mission Clean Ganga in mainstreaming reforms and capacity building of state/city officials. Recently 30 cities have joined the River City Alliance promoted by National Mission Clean Ganga (NMCG) in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs. This training is organized by CSE as key capacity building partner assisting NMCGs – River Cities Alliance initiative with NIUA.

CSE as Centre of Excellence in sustainable water management area assisting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has developed Practitioner’s Guides on key thematic areas namely - Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning, Green Infrastructure, Septage Management (including wastewater), Urban Water Efficiency and Conservation as well as template on Urban WaterSustainability to help cities design and implement water – river sensitive strategies.

The training will help cities develop Urban River Management Plan (URMP) as per guidelines on River Centric Planning (prepared by TCPO& NIUA)as well as identify areas of intervention as per Practitioners’ Guide on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (prepared by CSE) released by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

The training cum workshop will provide help state / municipal functionaries to identify, designandimplement appropriateinterventionsbest 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 of municipal functionaries in developing implementable action plan for mainstreaming river – water centric planning in urban design and planning of cities.

Training Highlights

  • Concept and approach for preparing urban river management plan and action plan for making cities water sensitive
  • Identification of problems , challenges and potential areas of intervention to fix the broken water cycle in cities
  • Prepare action plan (short / medium /long term) for integrating elements URMP & WSUDP into existing or upcoming Master Plans at different scales – city/region, neighbourhood and individual.
  • Develop strategies for stakeholder engagement and community participation
  • Interact and learn from real implementers and beneficiaries of successfully implemented WSUDP interventions in India and abroad.
  • Update on existing and upcoming institutional regulatory framework (policies, plan and programmes) for implementing URMP & WSUDP interventions.

Training Design:

The training will follow a Harvard Case method approach involving in-class exercises, interactive discussions.  The participants will have opportunity to step by step prepare a ‘Model URMP and Action Plan for WSUDP’ in the ‘Do It Yourself’ – groupexercises during the training. 

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

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Training Coordinator (s)

Dr Amrita Anand                                                      
Mobile: 9958666167  

Dhruv Pasricha
Mobile: 8527447891

Training Director

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



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Target Audience
  • City Municipal functionaries (including Development Authorities, Town & Country Planning Department, PMU Consultants supporting
  • State functionaries, regulators and managers supporting cities
  • Private consultants, NGOs, and representative officials from other agencies / 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 (11.00am) and should make return travel arrangement on 12th Jan. 2022 (after 6pm).

Local travel arrangement for all participants – from Delhi to AAETI, Nimli Training centre to and fro (by road in coach or cabs) will be done by organisers.

Female participants are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.
Benefits of Participation
  • Course participation/completion certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after course completion
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the CSE School of Water and Waste.
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Alumni Feedback
“Involvement of course facilitators & also the supporting staff (who were very polite and humble) was outstanding.”
Aakanksha Agrawal
Deputy Architect, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), New Delhi
“Yes, the concepts of rain water harvesting and wastewater treatment were well covered.”
Suresh Kumar Panda
Student, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
“The training programme was very brain storming and have learnt a lot from the programme especially in WSUDP.”
Sandeep Sharma
Assistant Professor, Architecture, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
Overall, an excellent learning platform with CSE. 5 on 5 for the course structure, methodology and training environment. There is more to learn and take from here. Looking forward to more interactions. Looking forward to enhance my skill set through CSE courses.
- Vikash K Agarwal, Consultant
Ram Swarup Traders Pvt Ltd (RSTPL), Assam
Had a great experience at AAETI Campus and gain lots of Learning from the teaching faculties. I appreciate a lot for the same and would sincerely like to thank CSE for lending me such an amazing opportunity to attend this workshop. Also It would be an honour, if I could by any means contribute to CSE or AAETI for spreading these leaning or working for the same. Thank you!

Nirmay Shah, Architect, Anant national university, Ahmedabad
Training was good. Required all PPT for implementing & reference

Elit Chakraborty
Project Engineer, Water For People India Trust , Kolkata
Thank you so much Dr. Rohila, Nupur, Shivali, Dhruv and Shivani. You all are a great team. It was a great venture. We all enjoyed a lot. Definitely looking forward to bring the knowledge on ground. Thanks for everything.

Dhanashree Mirajkar
Associate Professor
DYP School of Architecture, D Y Patil University, Pune, Ambi
It was a great training program experience of rainwater harvesting at AAETI. Thank you every faculty member and Dr.Rohilla Sir for such a wonderful hospitality. There was so much quality content & aspects to keep in mind while designing RWH. Overall, it was a great fun of learning &building new connections at AAETI.

Thank you so much & looking forward to more learning.

Abhijit Waghre
M.Tech Student Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vishnupuri, Nanded
The overall experience is wonderful and gain so much knowledge! I would recommend my colleagues and juniors for future trainings. And at last a special thanks to the organising members and the speakers.

Prashant singh
Khandelwal College of Architecture and Design, Bareilly