Reality of Urban Water Management - online course offered by School of Water & Waste, AAETI, India

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Reality of Urban Water Management

Cities in India and global south are spiraling. Our climate is changing, making cities more prone to extreme rain events and floods while water scarcity and pollution continue to grow. Ground water, lakes and rivers in India are exhaustively overdrawn yet no city in the country has adequate water supply. Fresh water sources are reducing due to rapid urban expansion. Cities encroach and pollute them as wastewater is disposed into water bodies untreated.

The course will provide a holistic perspective on today’s water scenario and emphasize the need to move towards a water secure future. It will help practitioners and decision makers with various other commitments to improve their subject-knowledge online in their own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.

Purpose
To help students, working professionals and environmental enthusiasts learn state-of-art concepts and principles of improved urban water management at their own comfort.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify gaps in water provision, access and governance
- Recognize the various external and internal stresses and shocks to water bodies in a city
- Indicate the current problems with water infrastructure
- Illustrate the increasing scope of a decentralised approach to water management
- Demonstrate inequity in access and pricing of water in a city
- Suggest scope for interventions based on different problem scenarios and contexts
- Identify tools and approaches for urban water management

Content:
The course will consist of the following modules:
Module I: Water and Development – Understanding present complexities
Module II:Overview of Urban Water Governance – Alternative reforms
Module III: Basic Principles of Nature-based Urban Water Management
Module IV: Introduction to Tools and Approaches to operationalize interventions

Coursework
The course comprises of self-study, technological learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries, interviews with experts, inspirational talks, and other audio material. It will facilitate interaction amongst participants through online forums and discussions. Also, it will be interactive with several interesting assessment exercises and quizzes. Participants will also get a chance to interact and learn from experts at CSE through online interactions and a webinar.

Target Audience:
- Working professionals and decision makers from government and non-government institutions
- Accredited EIA consultants
- PMU assisting Govt. in mainstreaming water and sanitation measures
- Recent graduates and environment enthusiasts
- Researchers and academics interested in curriculum development
- Other sector professionals with a desire to update their knowledge on the water scenarios

Benefits upon completion:
This course is part of School of Water and Waste’s objective to create ‘Urban Water Leaders’. Top 10 participants who perform well on the course will be invited to AAETI, Nimli with a fully funded fellowship for one of our upcoming training programs. Participants who perform exceptionally well during these training programs will be awarded the title of ‘Urban Water Leaders’.

Additional benefits include:
Top 10% will get a 50% refund of their course fee
One year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after enrollment

Course fee
Indian participants: Rs 3500
Overseas participants: USD 100

Apply here

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Course Coordinators

Ruhil Iyer
Research Associate
Water Programme
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Rudresh Sugam
Senior Programme Manager
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 389)
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Course Director

Suresh Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI
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