Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning Online Training


Appointment: 03 – 20 August 2022
Deadline to apply: August 01, 2022
Training duration : 16 hours (self-paced – 8 hours and virtual sessions – 8 hours)
Learning platforms: Moodle and Zoom
Type of training : On line

Cities face dramatically changing conditions due to rapid urbanization and inadequate infrastructure that increases the gap between water demand and supply, loss of impermeable surfaces and overexploitation of aquifers and rupture of the water cycle. These concerns are further compounded by the increasing incidence of flooding attributed to the increase in the built environment as well as the impact of climate change. All of this impacts the health/flow of the rivers. It is important to take up the challenge of controlling and wisely using natural resources to reduce our ecological footprint. This can be done using a Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) approach that integrates the urban water cycle, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and water management underground. This approach contributes to sustainability and livability, especially when considered as part of an overall urban strategy. It involves intervention at different scales – city, neighbourhood/district or individual buildings.

This online training is part of a series of activities planned under the 3-year CSE program – “Capacity Building Initiative Focused on “Making Ganges Basin Cities Water Aware” . As part of this initiative, a series of – webinars, training workshops (online and residential), field exposure tours, knowledge conclaves aimed at engaging over 1,300 state/municipal officials and other industry players . The program is supported by National Mission Clean Ganga and is part of NMCG’s ongoing series of efforts to ensure the convergence of the NamamiGange mission with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, HRIDAY, NULM ) and other missions (Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jeewan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission) at the state/city level in the Ganges basin states.

About the training
The training will focus on the Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) approach which integrates the urban water cycle, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and water management underground.

Capacity building of State/Municipal civil servants and other actors in the sector involved in urban planning and the development of urban infrastructure.

Training Highlights

  • Understanding of the concept and approach of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)
  • Potential and opportunities for water connection, urbanism/development in the cities of the Ganges basin
  • Characteristics of WSUDP at different scales of intervention
  • Key tools and approaches for plans, policies, programs and projects
  • Best Management Practices (BMP), state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of WSUDP
  • Case Studies of Successfully Implemented WSUDP Projects
  • Community of practice in the WSUDP sector

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Academic Director

Unpin Singh Kapur
Water Program, CSE
E-mail: [email protected]

Training Coordinator

Senior Research Associate
Water Program
Phone: +91-11-40616000 (ext: 244)
Mobile: 8699770153
E-mail- [email protected]

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