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International Training Programme : Mainstreaming Sustainable Urban Water Management

CSE is a public interest research organization based in New Delhi (India) set up in 1980.



Date:  March
23-26, 2015

Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

It researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable. The Centre was recipient of the prestigious International Stockholm World Water Prize in year 2005) for its policy influence in building paradigms for community based sustainable water management.

The centre’s awareness action is geared towards building larger societal support for policy, practices and implementation in regions. We believe global cooperation requires participation and engagement from the South. We can effectively leverage our ongoing work in India and South Asia on capacity building, particularly of public institutions and regulatory systems, to help both state and non-state actors to better scrutinize, mediate and balance sustainable water management options across African countries.

About the training

The thematic focus of the training - rainwater harvesting and decentralised sewage treatment including local reuse not only contribute in situ augmentation of water where supply is scarce but also contribute substantially in abatement of pollution in various sources of water - river, water bodies and groundwater in urban areas. The centre is organising the international training programme jointly with Lanka Rainwater Harvesting Forum, Sri Lanka local partner and host institution at Colombo. The programme combines two trainings namely - rainwater harvesting and decentralised wastewater treatment including local reuse followed by field visit (optional).

Aim 

Capacity building of practitioners both state and non state actors in Africa to implement best management practices (BMPs) for sustainable urban water management.

The details of the two training programme (s) are as follows:

URBAN RAINWATER HARVESTING:
March 23-24, 2015

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.

 

DECENTRALISED WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND REUSE:
March 25 - 26, 2015

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.

Both the trainings are conducted based on state of the art teaching – learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, experiential learning using detailed case studies, working in groups on planning and designing and class room lectures/instructions.

Field visit (Optional):   March 27-28, 2015

The field exposure will be an opportunity for participants to interact with real implementers, users/beneficiaries of successfully implemented rainwater harvesting and decentralized waste water systems.

Target Participants

Managers from water supply and wastewater agencies (engineers and planners), regulators from state environmental protection agencies ( inspectors and scientists), practitioners both state and non – state (architects, engineers, planners), consultants, academics (faculty, students and researchers) from African countries working in water sector and involved in mainstreaming water and environmental sustainability in urban areas. \

Few seats are reserved for local participants from Sri Lanka for cross learning from each others.

Training Fees and Financial Support 

No training / registration fees for participants from Africa.

Full cost for return flights, boarding / lodging, local travel related to the training and field visit for the selected participants will be borne by CSE.

Applicants should submit a short CV, a note (750 words) on how this training will benefit him/her or the nominating agency/ institution along with two references (name and contact details).

Last date for application:  February 10, 2015. 

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by February 16, 2015.   

Interested applicants for further details should contact / write to – 

Dr Uday Bhonde, Deputy Programme Manager
Water Management,
Email: uday@cseindia.org
Tel. +91 11 40616000
Mobile: +91 8130766429

Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda, Director
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum,
Email: tanuja@sltnet.lk
Tel. +94-115-524612, Fax: +94-112-077620

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director
Water Management,
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
Tel. + 91 11 4061000

 

General Instructions

Training Fees and Financial Support 

No training / registration fees for participants from Africa.

Full cost for return flights, boarding / lodging, local travel related to the training and field visit for the selected participants will be borne by CSE.

Applicants should submit a short CV, a note (750 words) on how this training will benefit him/her or the nominating agency/ institution along with two references (name and contact details).

For Information Contact

Interested applicants for further details should contact / write to – 

Dr Uday Bhonde, Deputy Programme Manager
Water Management,
Email: uday@cseindia.org
Tel. +91 11 40616000
Mobile: +91 8130766429

Dr. Tanuja Ariyananda, Director
Lanka Rain Water Harvesting Forum,
Email: tanuja@sltnet.lk
Tel. +94-115-524612, Fax: +94-112-077620

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director
Water Management,
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org
Tel. + 91 11 4061000

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