Training Programme on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning Venue: CSE, New Delhi-110062


Date: September 25-29, 2017

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a five day training programme on “Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning” (WSUDP).  The five day training includes first four days of classroom training, followed by a field exposure visit.

About the Training
Water problems jeopardise the survival of millions of people in urban India. Rapid and unregulated growth of towns and cities is a key reason for unsustainable water management. The current water model primarily focuses on supply side management and emphasis on the energy as well as resource intensive centralised urban water management. The increasing demand–supply gap and deteriorating environmental conditions are increasing the need for environment friendly alternatives. It is important to take up the challenge in controlling and judiciously using natural resources to reduce our ecological footprint. This can be done by using WSUDP approach which integrates the urban water cycle, water supply, wastewater, storm-water and groundwater management. This approach contributes to sustainability and livability, particularly when considered part of an overall urban strategy. This training will focus on the components of WSUDP –Rainwater Harvesting (RWH), Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) and Wastewater recycle and reuse.

Registration to this popular training is on first come first basis.

Program Design: September 25-29, 2017

The training programme will follow a mix method approach involving lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video training support. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design water sensitive urban systems as part of ‘Do It Yourself ‘- group exercise.

RWH and SuDS: September 25-26, 2017
The two day programme will focus on urban RWH and SuDS. These concepts will showcase the potential they hold in water augmentation and flood mitigation by using opportunities of existing green/public spaces. The training will impart skills on planning and designing of RWH systems (both storage and recharge structures) and SuDS (Swales, detention ponds, etc).    

Wastewater recycle and reuse: September 27-28, 2017 
The two day programme will focus on the wastewater component of WSUDP. This will enable participants to plan for recycle and reuse of wastewater after understanding the status of excreta in a city with the help of a Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) tool. The training will provide hands-on experience on planning and designing of decentralized wastewater treatment system for local reuse. This will be showcased by case examples at various scales.

Field Visit (Optional): September 29, 2017
The training programme will be followed by an optional one day field visit to demonstrate successfully implemented WSUDP structures. The field visit will provide an opportunity to interact with the real implementers to understand the benefits and on-ground challenges for its sustainability.

For Alumni list of our previous training programme. RWH and DWWT 

Payment Details:

Full training course fees: Rs 13,500/– (250 USD)

 *Option to attend either of the two training programmes - i.e. RWH and SuDS or Wastewater recycle and reuse is available on request with a fee of Rs 8000/- each (150USD)

Special Offers:

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

- 50% off for college students

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

For International Candidates:
Limited full and part fellowships available for candidates from African and South Asian countries.

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

How to apply?

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

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

Reference Number WSUDP/ 2017
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, 
Near Batra Hospital,
New Delhi-110062, India

For international candidates: Details will be provided once application form is filled.

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Course Director:

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

Course Manager:

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager, Water Programme
CSE, New Delhi 

Course Coordinator:

Mr. Mritunjay Kumar
Programme Officer, Water Programme
CSE, New Delhi 
+91-11-40616000 / +91-9389219549






Previous Trainings Feedback

“The balance between the theoretical and practical understanding was great and well balanced.”

Tapas Bhargava, Student, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal

“The learning from trainings can be directly implemented; also, trainings like this should be conducted in developing countries. I invite CSE for conducting training of Rawandian decision makers too.”

Felicien Sindikubwabo, Rainwater Harvesting Construction Technician, Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda

“Most of the agenda that were important were covered and all the topics covered were of relevance to achieve event’s objective.”

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“This training helped me in understanding DWWT systems and I think I can directly apply any of topics/techniques covered in this course.”

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