Training programme on Sustainable Urban Water Management: Rainwater Harvesting and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

FEBRUARY 23-26, 2016

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

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 four 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 

PROGRAM DESIGN: February 23-26, 2016

The two training programmes will include interactive sessions with leading experts/practitioners, presentation on case studies, and visit to successfully implemented RWH and DWWT systems in CSE campus. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design the sustainable urban water management (SUWM) systems as part of ‘Do It Yourself ‘- group exercise. 

Urban Rainwater Harvesting: February 23-24, 2016

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: February 25-26, 2016

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. 


Full training course fees: Rs 13,500/– (205 USD)

 *Option to attend either of the two training programmes - i.e. RWH or DWWT is available on request with a fee of Rs 8000/- each (125USD)

The training fees include expenses for the course study material, lunch, snacks and tea. 


-15% off for group participation (2 or more) from same organization

- 50% off for college students 

- 50% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs


Full and part fellowships available for candidates from African and South Asian countries.


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


Step 1: Please fill in the application form for registration and scholarship through the following web links:

For Indian candidates (click here)

For International candidates (click here)  

Step 2: Payment of fees - You may courier the DD/ cheque drawn in favor of the "CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT, NEW DELHI" at the following address:

Reference Number SUWM/ 2016
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, 
Near Batra Hospital,
New Delhi-110062, India



For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Ms. Shivali Jainer 
Senior Research Associate 
Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment,
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi, India
+91-11-40616000+91-11-40616000 (Ext:257)


Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, Water Programme, CSE, New Delhi (Email:

Ms. Chhavi Sharda, Senior Research Associate,  Water Programme CSE, New Delhi  (Email: