Online course on: Green Infrastructure - Effective Measures to Manage Urban Flooding and Water Supply

416 views

  • Ruhil
  • Topic Author
  • Posts: 8
  • Likes received: 0

Online course on: Green Infrastructure - Effective Measures to Manage Urban Flooding and Water Supply



Click here to register

Course Dates: February 02 - 29, 2020

Last Date to apply – 20 January, 2020

Total Study Hours: 24 hours

Commitment: 6 hours a week


Cities in the global south are growing and expanding rapidly. Rapid, unplanned urban growth leads to its own set of problems. Our fresh water sources are reducing, cities encroach and pollute them as wastewater is disposed into water bodies untreated and groundwater exploitation is rampant. Floods in Chennai and Mumbaiand drying cities like Cape Town and Dar E Salam over therecent past have been devastating for human life and property. Experts identify increased unplanned urban growth, grey infrastructure and reduced green spaces as the major root causes tomany of these issues.

Green Infrastructure thus provides a new concept - a ‘smart’ method for natural conservation and urban planning. It is high time we realize that ecosystems are not a frill but a necessity.

Augmenting urban green infrastructure is considered to be an effective approach to reduce the adverse impact of urbanization on the hydrological cycle. They improve natural water systems in cities and dampen peak flows from storms that frequently lead to flooding in our cities to help create more water sensitive cities. Expansion of urban green infrastructure interventions is not only an economical and environmentally-friendly approach to deal with storm water runoff and urban flooding, but can also improve the resilience and sustainability of cities.

CSE - School of Water and Waste in partnership with the University of West England are jointly organizing this online course. The course aims to build basic orientation of practitioners on GI and eventually build a community of practice who can successfully work towards designing and implementing green infrastructure interventions in town/ cities.

Purpose

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

Objectives

*Define and conceptualize green infrastructure for water resource management in urban areas
*Provide an overview of the current problems with water infrastructure
*Understand the GI approach and strategies for analyses with regard to planning for different urban typologies
*Recognize scope for GI interventions based on different problem scenarios and contexts
*Understand and apply case studies in support of GI principles across the world

Theme 1: Introduction to Green Infrastructure for urban spaces

Theme 2: Understanding Green infrastructure approach and interventions

Theme 3: Stakeholder analysis and socio-economic benefits of Green Infrastructure

Theme 4: Best management practices and Case studies on Green Infrastructure

Course work

The course comprises of self-study, technological learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries and other audio material. It will facilitate interaction amongst participants through online forums and discussions. 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 and abroad through online interactions and a webinar.

Target Audience:

Working professionals and decision makers from government and non-government institutions
Accredited EIA, architecture and urban planning consultants
PMU assisting Govt. in mainstreaming water-wastewater measures
Researchers and academics interested in curriculum development in planning, architecture and civil engineering
Related sector professionals with a desire to learn about a fresh, innovative solution driven perspectives in the water-wastewater landscape

Course Coordinator:

Shivali Jainer
Programme Manager
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Director:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Attachments:
You need to login to reply
Recently active users. Who else has been active?
Time to create page: 0.375 seconds