Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) – School of Water and Waste (SW&W) will be conducting advanced residential training programme on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) – Rainwater Harvesting at different scales.
It should be noted that CSE assists Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India as a Centre of Excellence in the area of sustainable urban water management aimed at mainstreaming reforms and capacity building of state/city official and has published – A Practitioner’s Guide on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP). The aim of the course is to build a cohort of practitioners and managers (both government and private) who will design and implement WSUDP interventions.
Both centre/ state governments and local bodies have included WSUDP concepts in programmes, policies and advisories as major reform agenda to repair the broken water cycle in town/cities. It involves rainwater harvesting at different scales as well as decentralised wastewater and local reuse and integrates water supply, wastewater, stormwater and groundwater management. WSUDP helps in-situ water augmentation as well as addressing flooding in towns/cities. Hence the approach will not only help in building urban resilience but also improves liveability in towns/cities, particularly when considered part of an overall urban strategy.
- Understand water balance un urban area at different scales to understand key water challenges and potential of mainstreaming WSUDP.
- Step by step guide to design and plan rainwater harvesting systems (including decentralised wastewater treatment and local reuse
- O&M and monitoring plan including understanding of life cycle costs, socio – economic and other benefits
- Existing and upcoming institutional regulatory framework (policies, plan and programmes) for WSUDP
- Field visit to interact with real implementers and beneficiaries.
The training will follow a mix method approach involving lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video training support to benchmark a city’s current performance against seven goals of a water sensitive city. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design water sensitive urban systems including RWH and SUDs as part of ‘Do It Yourself’ – group exercise.