Cities are grappling with water crisis due to increasing incidences of drought, widening demand supply gap in water and sanitation, decreasing per capita water availability, competing water demands and increasing uncertainties in wake of climate change. Presently, as we confront the new global enemy novel COVID-19, the availability of water will be a crucial determinant for a successful outcome in this war. It is estimated that family of five would need around 100 to 200 litres of water per day only to wash hands. The current urban water management paradigm has its difficulties – it is energy and capital intensive, has legal and institutional gaps, creates and maintains wealth inequality and disregards our natural environment.
Recognising the current water scenario and demand for this knowledge, the School of Water and Waste, CSE is organizing an online course on “Water Woes: Understanding Urban Water Management” as part of a series of successful online programs that CSE has conducted since 2016. 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 government officials with various commitments to improve their subject-knowledge online in their own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.
Course Dates: May 04 – June 08, 2020
Last date to apply - April 20, 2020
Total Study Load: 28 hours
Commitment: 6 hours a week
Working professionals and decision makers from government and non-government institutions
Urban Planners, Architects, Engineers and Accredited EIA Consultants
Project Management Unit (PMU) assisting Govt. in mainstreaming water and sanitation measures
Recent graduates and environment enthusiasts
Researchers and academics interested in curriculum development
Representatives of Resident Welfare Association
Other sector professionals with a desire to update their knowledge on the water scenarios