Training Programme on Advanced Rainwater Harvesting

This course is open to civil engineers, architects, urban planners, environment consultants, NGOs, students and academicians with an interest in the theory, practice and policy of  rainwater harvesting.

What will you learn:
The programme allows you to gain knowledge, acquire holistic perspectives on rainwater harvesting, preservation of waterbodies, water conservation, water audit and water efficient fixtures. The participants will get hands-on practice in planning and designing urban rainwater harvesting It will help you to solve real-life water problems of today and give you a unique chance to meet and interact with experts and professionals in the field of  rainwater harvesting.

Participants will get a certificate at the end of the course.

Course Modules

  • Managing India's water future: Past, Present and Future

  • Water auditing and water efficient fixtures

  • Technologies of rainwater harvesting and water conservation

  • Harvesting city's water endowment through water sensitive designs (including waterbodies)

  • Policy framework for rainwater harvesting,  water conservation and waterbodies

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Course fee

The course fee is Rs. 6600 per participant. NGOs and students can avail a discount of 50 per cent. Discounted seats are limited and offered  on first come first serve basis.

A course on decentralised wastewater recycle and reuse will also be conducted back to back between September 13 - 15, 2012 (For details see here). If participants apply for both the courses then you can avail a discount of 25 per cent.   

The combined course is available to you at a fee of Rs. 13,200. Participants applying for both the courses will get a discount of 25 per cent.

Fellowships Available for Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Maldives. The decision of the selection committee is final in this respect. For details on the fellowship please visit the following link:

Please note that you can avail only one single discount scheme.

The training fee includes training material, field visit,  lunch, tea/coffee and refreshments during training and  field visit.  For details see more

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How to apply

The course fee should be paid in advance by demand draft/cheque in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT payable at New Delhi. You can register on line.

Registration form can also be obtained from the contact below and can be posted / faxed to CSE.

Last date for application

The last date for receiving application forms is September 7, 2012

Programme Schedule

Date: September 11- 13, 2012

Time: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Anil Agarwal Green College
Centre for Science and Environment
38, Tughlakabad Institutional
Area, New Delhi- 62

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Register Online

For information contact

Sanyukta Dasgupta
Mobile: +91 - 8826849773

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Impact of urban rainwater harvesting training programmes

TRAINING PROGRAMME ON URWH : 27th TO 30th September 2011

Pramita Maharjan, Programme Support Officer, NGO Forum for Urban Water and Sanitation, Nepal

I would recommend to all my technical officers working on rain water harvesting to attend this program as they would get different planning and designing ideas on the same. The best part of the course was selection of the resource person and their management. This course has given me ideas of recharging of rainwater harvesting at a massive scale. The information delivered can be passed on to the communities for getting their support and strength. 

TRAINING PROGRAMME ON URWH : 27th TO 29th March 2012

Jyoti Maan
Assistant Drainage Engineer,
Halcrow Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., Delhi

I recommend this course to others as it is designed to meet our future water demands. So all should join together and contribute into rain water harvesting. The best part of the course was the practical exercise which involved the implementation of technical know how. Being a highway engineer, I feel that rain water harvesting can be implemented along the national highways of urban India. Also being an individual I can start with constructing and implementing rainwater harvesting at my own home. 

Lily Bhavna Kauler
Director, Capre Foundation, Allahabad

CSE is very professional and this training will help me in making rain water harvesting a mission. The training would help me create awareness in the water stressed area of Dumka. The course is well planned and would help in water conservation of Dumka.

Dr. Suchandra Bardhan, Professor,
Department of Architecture,
Jadavpur University,

Trained in RWH programme 8-11 august, 2005
Dr. Bardhan implemented RWH system in her own house and also training the students how to integrate rainwater harvesting and landscape architecture.

Jyoti Panse, Architect,
Jyoti Panse and Associates,
820/2 Runanubandh Manas Lane
Off Bhandarkar Institute Road,
Pune 411004.

Trained in RWH programme 4-7 October, 2006
Ms. Panse has implemented many projects in and around Pune. Received award (2007) from Builders Association of India (Pune) for her contribution in the field of RWH (RWH in farm house in Bhugaon and M/S Autocomps Corporation Pvt. Ltd, Moshi near Pune). She has now specialised in this field and follows exactly CSE design.

Mr Alok Kumar Bakliwal, Advisor,
Jeevan Jyoti Sansthan,
104/134, Meera Marg
Mansarovar , Jaipur -302 020

Trained in RWH programme July 27-31, 2010
Mr. Bakliwal implemented RWH sytem in Adinath Digambar Jain Mandir, Mansarovar, Jaipur and also in the Department of Water Management Research Department (Jaipur University). He was a jeweller by profession. After attending the course, he changed his profession completely.

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Feedback from the urban rainwater harvesting training programmes

Neeraj Doshi, Adviser, Sanjhi, Udaipur
Trained in RWH programme July 27-31, 2010
The RWH practicals are very well designed. I got a chance to interact with the implementers during the field trips.

Debashish Kamila, Technica Supervisor, YUVA, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Trained in RWH programme March 22-25, 2011
I got a very good exposure to the designing part (both storage and recharge). Initially I  calculated the specifications without considering the peak intense rainfall and never did water audit before planning the structures.

Mr Sandeep K Menon, Manager - New Business Development, Sekisui chemical India Pvt Ltd.
Trained in RWH programme Sep 27-30, 2011
I will encourage all the distributors of RWH systems to go for this training program as this will help them understand the aspects from a social point of view. Also they will be able to suggest other RWH solutions if our customers can not afford our products and thus help the industry to achieve their requirements. I will try and work with sector 15, Faridabad by giving them a rain water harvesting proposal at the sector level. The faculty for the training program is very good.

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