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Part I - Basic - Theory, science, practice, tools, approaches, Regulatory framework
Date: October 15 to 18
Date: October 19 to 21
Part II - Advanced - Studio on Urban Lake Management Plan
Date: October 22 to 25
About the Training
Water bodies in the form of lakes, ponds, tanks and other wetlands are an integral part of the hydrological cycle. Properly managed wetlands, especially lakes, in urban areas have an important role as a source of water supply, controlling run-off and groundwater recharge. These water bodies also host a wide variety of flora and fauna, provide recreation spaces and improve micro climate in the built environment. With rapid urbanization and expansion of city boundaries, a number of wetlands in urban areas are facing issues of over exploitation, encroachment, discharge of industrial effluents /domestic sewage and uncontrolled siltation. This results in the destruction of the water body and its catchment area. For prevention of pollution, conservation and restoration of wetlands, the government has come up with different policies and acts.
The fundamental duties enshrined in the Constitution of India Article 51 a – states ‘it shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures’. The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 is an umbrella Act under which the Central Government can notify steps to be taken by states for ensuring protection, conservation of the environment, including wetlands.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) plays an important role in the restoration of lakes/water bodies in India. MoEF has formulated the National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP) and developed guidelines in 2008. In the 12th five year plan, one of the main strategic attention is towards the restoration of 0.1 million ha. of wetlands/inland lakes and water bodies by 2017. Further, in 2016 the guideline was also formulated under integrated programme called the National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems (NPCA) merging of the National Lake Conservation Plan and the National Wetlands Conservation Programme.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has also taken steps for prevention of pollution, conservation and restoration of lakes in urban areas. In 2013, the Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organization (CPHEEO), the technical wing of the Ministry, has come up with an advisoryon conservation and restoration of water bodies.
Realising the fact that context matters and the challenges and solutions would be unique for each lake’s management, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a second round of training on "urban lake management plan" from 17th September– 27th September, 2019. The training is based on demand and understanding the need of building capacity of stakeholders for developing urban lake management plans. The trainingincludes a step further focusing on providing hands-on practice based sessions forthose who are directly involved in lake management. Participants areencouraged to come up with their own case examples to showcase/discuss respective cases.
The 10 days short term residential training is being organized at CSE’s newly built state-of-art facility, AAETI at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems.
The aim of the training is to develop capacity of various stakeholders on conservation, restoration, planning and management of wetlands for water and environmental sustainability in urban areas.
The trainings style is considerably based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, which conveys teaching messages through interactive practical work done by trainees. The trainings will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, interaction with experts, discussions, field visit and documentary films to highlight the best management practices successfully implemented. Furthermore, the trainings are complimented by sessions and discussions on existing case studies which demonstrate the recommended actions and interventions for sustainable water and sanitation management.
The training programmewill have dedicated sessions for field visits to have practical visibility of the best management practices for Urban Wetlands Management.
Classroom lectures, field visits, presentations, case studies, group exercises, assignments and discussions
For Indian Participants:
Rs. 40,800 (for double occupancy accommodation)
Rs. 52,800 (for single occupancy accommodation)
For international participants:
1180 USD (for double occupancy accommodation)
1530 USD (for single occupancy accommodation)
(Includes Tuition fee, Training material, External expert lectures and sessions, Boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)
Limited full and part fellowships available
Full Fellowship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations.
Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs. However, it covers all other costs mentioned above.
- 15% off for group participation (2 or more) from the same organization
- 30% off for college students
- 30% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs
Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are especially encouraged to apply and avail the special offers.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed
Who can apply?
Dr. Mahreen Matto
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 257)
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director (School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute - AAETI)
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|"Well structured plan of executing the field visit, identifying the issues, looking for different opportunities from existing issues and finally with a hands-on experience, which has a good potential in future"
|The duration of the field visit was perfect. The intensity of activity demanded on site was to a level appropriate to the inter-disciplinary nature of the participants. Well planned!"
|Great experience taking part in these session. Lot of learnings. I am carrying back best practices from across the nation"
Anil Kumar Y N
|The training approach (group exercise, role play, socrative student app etc) is excellent.
Dr Mayaja N.A
|It was really heart-warming to be here in institute and getting and sharing of knowledge from all across the country was remarkable. It was a fresh and new avenue for me. I learned a lot from here. Thank to CSE and all the organizing team to make it a success.