Training Programme on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning | Centre for Science and Environment


Training Programme on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning

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Date: September 25-29, 2017

Venue: Center for Science and Environment (CSE), 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) conducted a five day training programme on “Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)” from September 25-29th, 2017.  The training programme was divided into two parts; first two days of training concentrated on Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) and Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS). The other two days emphasised on Decentralised Wastewater Recycle and Reuse component of WSUDP. This was followed by an optional one day field visit to demonstrate successfully implemented WSUDP structures across New Delhi.

A total of 23 practitioners (academicians, students, entrepreneur, engineers, architects, planners and consultants) across diverse regions of India participated in the training programme to understand WSUDP as an approach to plan and design urban areas to make use of valuable water resources by mimicking the natural water cycle. 

The first day of training programme started with brief about CSE followed by the concepts of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP) and exposed the participants to the issues and challenges in managing water resources in urban areas. This was followed by showcasing case examples of best management practices of various aspects of WSUDP through documentaries. Further the discussion focused on the components and detailed planning and designing of rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures. 

Second day of the training began with underlying challenges during operation and maintenance to make RWH structures sustainable. Later the sessions focused on planning, designing and implementation strategies for sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) such as filter strips, swales, bioretention areas, detention pond etc. at neighbourhood and city scale. This was followed by a detailed do-it-yourself group exercise on plan and design of RWH structures so that the participants get acquainted about the concept, plan and design of RWH structures.

The third day of the training focused on decentralised approach of wastewater treatment. Before talking about the technicalities involved in design and construction of DWWT system were taken up, the participants were introduced with a sanitation planning tool called Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) for mapping of excreta flow in a city. The tool is used for urban sanitation programming.   

The fourth day of the training programme started with issues of operation and maintenance and how to make decentralised treatment system sustainable. Participants received hands on experience in designing DWWT system and gained better understanding of the need for such systems. The training programme ended with feedback and certificate distribution session. 

Last day of the training was field visit to DWWT system at DJB Varunalaya complex, Soil Biotechnology (SBT) plant at Nehru Park and Rainwater Harvesting structures at Jamia Hamdard University. The participants interacted with the implementers to understand the reason, challenges and impact of the implemented WSUDP systems. 

 

For further information contact 

Dr. Suresh Rohilla
Programme Director- Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 286 
Fax. +91-11-29955879
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org  

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager- Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 257 
Fax. +91-11-29955879 
Email: mahreen@cseindia.org  


Mr. Mritunjay Kumar

Programme Officer - Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 257 
Fax. +91-11-29955879 
Email: mritunjay.kumar@cseindia.org  

 

 

 

 

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