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Sustainable Water Management

 Urban Rainwater Harvesting and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment

Sustainable Water Management

Growing pressure on water resources from increase in urbanization, pollution and other challenges has major impacts on our social, economic and environmental well-being. Since the usable fresh water resources are limited. The increasing urban population along with increasing wastewater generation is a reason of concern for sustainability. Given this, the government will find it extremely difficult to raise financial resources to meet the growing water needs as well as to clean up the increasing levels of polluted water. The present system of centralised management has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water. The need is to examine the vital role of water in maintaining national prosperity under key challenges, develop a system model for water supply security and highlight the importance of scientific development and technological innovation in moving to a cleaner, greener economy. The answers to meet the challenge of the water crisis lie in the decentralisation/participatory water management paradigm. Thus the need of the hour is to plan, design some of the best management practices on rain water harvesting, decentralised wastewater treatment including reuse/recycle, water sensitive designs and others.


Two day programme will focus on urban rainwater harvesting (RWH) and the potential it holds in augmentation of water availability by using public spaces to recharge their groundwater or store and reuse the rainwater. The training will also showcase examples to bring in required laws to enable individuals to undertake rainwater harvesting. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design a rainwater harvesting system.



Two day programme will focus on decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT) including recycling and reuse. The training will provide hand on experience in planning, designing implementation of DWWTS and monitoring interactive seminars, detailed case studies on planning and designing and class room instructions.

General Instructions
For Information Contact

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director
Water Programme
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/286

Training co-ordinators

Ms. Chhavi Sharda
Research Associate
Water Programme
Email: chhavi@cseindia.org
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/244

Ms. Shivali Jainer
Research Associate
Water Programme
Email: shivali@cseindia.org
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/257

Past Courses