CSE Training Programme on Tools for Mainstreaming Blue Green Spaces and Infrastructures in Cities, 17-20 Nov., 2020 at Nimli, Rajasthan (India)


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CSE Training Programme on Tools for Mainstreaming Blue Green Spaces and Infrastructures in Cities, 17-20 Nov., 2020 at Nimli, Rajasthan (India)

Training Programme on Tools for Mainstreaming Blue Green Spaces and Infrastructures in Cities

Date: November 17-20, 2020
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Tijara), Rajasthan
Language of Instruction: English

Please visit: www.cseindia.org/tools-for-blue-green-infra-9818

About the training
Cities are growing in size, space and economy. However, cities today are facing multiple challenges, emerging from an ever increasing demand for services, crumbling infrastructure and climate change. In this context, it is imperative to mainstream the concept and strategies of Green Infrastructure (GI) with Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP).

However, despite numerous benefits of GI & WSUDP, its wider implementation faces a number of challenges, such as lack of awareness by decision-makers and rigid regulatory or funding policies that stipulate traditional grey approaches. Also, there is a need for agreed methodologies for cost-benefit analyses that would enable a full comparison of grey and blue-green spaces / infrastructure options.

CSE published India’s first Practitioner’s Guide(s) on Green Infrastructure and Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning; including an Urban Water Sustainability Template in 2017, commissioned by the Central Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. The guides aim at mainstreaming reforms and capacity building of state / municipal functionaries and others involved in the advocacy for sustainable urban water management in India cities. Various global institutions have also developed tools and approaches in this direction to help cities and towns, and their regions, to be sustainable, resilient, productive, and livable and water sensitive.

School of Water & Waste (SW&W), CSE has partnered two global institutions - University of Exeter, UK – Blue Health Project and Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Australia to offer a 4-day residential training programme. This training comprises 2.5 day classroom sessions including field exposure visits and 1.5 day knowledge conclave.

The training will also provide participants an opportunity during the 2-day knowledge to interact with key experts:- International Water Security Network (IWSN) – University of West England, Bristol, UK; Future Water Institute – University of Cape Town and Blue Green Dream Project – Imperial College London; also including national institution as well as Indian experts / institutions involved in advocacy for urban water and environmental sustainability.

The aim of the training is to create change-agents in the urban water management sector, who will have in-depth understanding of key tools and approaches for mainstreaming WSUDP and GI

- Overview of GI & WSUDP approach including Urban Sustainability Index developed by CSE[/li]
- Hands on experience and learning about
  • Water Sensitive Cities Index developed by CRCWSC
  • BlueHealth Tools: Behavioural Assessment Tool (BBAT), Environmental Assessment Tool (BEAT), Community Level Survey (BCLS)
- Understanding and state of art tools developed for in global south
- Roll out, test and contextualisation of the tools in local / regional context vis-à-vis upcoming policy, programmes and projects.
- Developing community of practice for pursuing further research and make them competent for sector related green jobs

Training Design
The training will follow a mix method approach comprising lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video training support to benchmark a city’s current performance against seven goals of a water sensitive city.

Theme 1: Concepts of GI and WSUDP
Focus on the essential elements of GI and WSUDP with reference to latest innovations and guidance documents. There would be dedicated sessions providing overview of the aim, benefits and the components of WSUDP for any new developments and redevelopments

Theme 2: Tools for mainstreaming blue – green spaces and green infrastructures for making water sensitive cities
Exposure to tools and approaches for mainstreaming GI and WSUDP: Urban Water Sustainability Template, Water Sensitive Cities Index, BlueHealth Tools: Behavioural Assessment Tool (BBAT), Environmental Assessment Tool (BEAT), and Community Level Survey (BCLS).

Theme 3: Knowledge Conclave on Mainstreaming GI - Experience sharing
International and national experts deliberating on the teaching – learning material development, building long term research agenda aimed at scaling up GI and WSUD for sustainable urban water management.

Course Fees
For Indian Participants
Rs 20, 500 (for double occupancy accommodation)
Rs 26, 500 (for single occupancy accommodation)

For international participants
$ 590 (for double occupancy accommodation)
$ 760 (for single occupancy accommodation)

Fees include Tuition, training material, external expert lectures and sessions, board and lodging, transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back.

Limited full and part fellowships available

Full Fellowship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations.
Part Fellowship doesn't include travel costs to & from Delhi.

Special Offers
- 15% off for group participation (2 or more) from the same organization
- 20% off for college students
- 20% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs

Who Can Apply?
- Architects, Planners, Engineers, Geographers and others who are involved in sustainable urban development and infrastructure planning.
- Central/state/local government officials (municipalities, development authorities, water and sewerage boards, PHED, Programme Support Units – Smart Cities, AMRUT, Jal Shakti Mission etc.)
- Non-Governmental Organisation, representatives and Private Consultants
- Academic faculty and researchers/students

About the partners

BlueHealth Project – at University of Exeter, UK
The BlueHealth Project (at University of Exeter, UK) uses an international, interdisciplinary and multi-sector approach to investigate the relationships between ‘blue infrastructure’ and health and wellbeing, using the BlueHealth Tool. For more information, visit: bluehealth2020.eu/about/

Co-operative Research Centre – Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC), Australia
The CRCWSC is an Australian research centre, which envisions future cities and towns, and their regions, to be sustainable, resilient, productive, and liveable and water sensitive. The CRCWSC has developed the Water Sensitive Cities Index tool to guide coordinated action amongst stakeholders and to assist cities in navigating their water sensitive city journey. For more information, please visit: watersensitivecities.org.au/about-the-crcwsc/

Please visit: www.cseindia.org/tools-for-blue-green-infra-9818

Or email your request to:

Shivali Jainer
Programme Manager, Water Programme,
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244)
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