Online training on ‘Urban Groundwater Management’



Dates: June 21 – July 1, 2022
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2022
Course duration: 16 hours (self-paced – 8 hours and virtual sessions – 8 hours)
Learning platforms: Moodle and Zoom
Type of course: On line

Understanding groundwater is key to addressing the implosion of water scarcity that is hitting both urban and rural India and is exacerbated by climate change. Understanding groundwater requires knowledge of the lithosphere and potential aquifer profile, as well as the extraction, management and governance regime. Urban groundwater management is a challenging task that is different for different levels of cities in India, considering different aquifer typologies, climate and extraction regimes.

This online training is part of a series of activities planned as part of a 3-year CSE program – “Capacity Building Initiative Focused on “Making Cities in the Ganges Basin Climate Sensitive”. water “. Under this initiative, a series of – webinars, training workshops (both online and in-person), field exposure tours and knowledge conclaves aim to engage more than 1,300 state/municipal officials and other industry players. The program is supported by National Mission for Clean Ganga and is part of NMCG’s ongoing series of efforts to ensure the convergence of Namami Gange Mission with national flagship urban missions (AMRUT 2.0, Smart Cities, SBM 2.0, HRIDAY, NULM), and other missions (Atal Bhujal Yojana, Jal Jivan Mission, Jal Shakti Mission).

About the training
The training will focus on developing a good understanding of the groundwater context and typologies of India, the challenges and importance of groundwater in the urban context, particularly in the Ganges basin. Trainees will be exposed to the concepts of MAR (Managed Aquifer Recharge) and the development of city water balance planning, which are gaining ground in the discourse and practice of urban groundwater management. CSE organizes this training in collaboration with renowned expert practitioners from ACWADAM.

To equip trainees with a conceptual and scientific understanding of India’s groundwater and aquifer issues and processes, in the context of urban groundwater recharge and management.

Training Highlights

  • Introduction: India’s groundwater history, basic concepts and diversity of aquifers
  • Urban groundwater in India with special reference to the Ganges basin – aquifer parameters, challenges and management issues
  • Urban groundwater typology, approaches to understanding and demystifying groundwater in urban India and understanding urban water budgets with specific reference to groundwater budget
  • Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) – concepts, practices and experiences from rural and urban India
  • Urban groundwater management: policy framework and urban groundwater governance process

Training Director

Unpin Singh Kapur
Water Program, CSE
+91-11-40616000 (ext: 286)
E-mail: [email protected]

Training Coordinator

Charu Upadhyay
Deputy program manager
Water Program
+91-11-40616000 (ext: 312)
Email: charu,[email protected]

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