Introduction to Integrated Water Resource Management
Multi Stakeholder Platforms
Indian experiences in Basin Management
Framework or the Ideology of the course
Water resources are generally looked at in silos of water supply, wastewater and stormwater. Focus on incorporation of sustainability aspects to develop a holistic understanding of water resource management at the basin needs much focus in the Indian context. Urban areas, in particular, are merely focusing on a demand driven approach without realizing the pressures on the water resources, ecological demand and interrelations and interactions with other sectors of the water loop. Community, in most cases, is only consulted in the decision-making process without being given the power to take and implement decisions. In view of climate change, extreme events like floods, droughts, cyclones and other extreme events related to the water sector are likely to increase in future. This course aims to challenge the conventional approach to water management through a holistic sustainable, participatory and climate sensitive approach to the subject.
Live online lectures
Online group work which will enable peer learning and practical understanding of the subject
Online discussions on the topic
Enhance your understanding of water resource management from a holistic perspective
Improved understanding of the water loop
Improved understanding of the management of water resources in the urban context
Knowledge on multi-stakeholder platforms to structure participatory governance processes
Improved understanding of basin level water management through case examples from India
- Students of City Planning, Environmental sciences, water resource management or related disciplines
- PhD scholars with a focus on water resources management or any related sub-sectors
- Early or mid-career professionals in the water sector
- Government employees working in the water sector
- People with a multidisciplinary inclination
- People interested in the water sector
Can I get a discount on the course fee?
Yes. If you have registered to become a member with our organization, you can get a 10% discount on the course fee. We will be mailing the discount code to the registered members. If you are a student and you want to get an additional 20% discount, you will have to commit to working as a volunteer for 5 working days (spread over 2 months) with our organization. We will need a letter from your institute stating this. You may be able to use this work experience for study credits as well. Please write to email@example.com to apply and you will receive the details for discount.
Can this course help me learn about India’s experiences in the Ganga basin?
Yes, there is a case study session where Ganga basin programme Namami Gange will be discussed. We also have Mr. Manu Bhatnagar, who is directly involved in the Namami Gange program talking about his experiences.
Do I have to attend the entire course in one go or can I attend it in parts?
It is advisable to attend the entire course in one go. However, if you are unable to do so, we can arrange for a system wherein, you can view (part of) the course videos later. But you will not be able to directly interact with the presenters and other fellows taking the course.
Will I get an E certificate for attending this course?
Yes, you will get a participation certificate for attending the entire course. Those who participate in the entire session live, will get a course completion certificate. Those who complete the session by watching all the videos and are unable to participate in the online live event, will get a participation certificate.
Are there any prerequisites for the course?
Basic understanding of water sector and its functioning. Students or professionals who have worked in the water or urban or environment-related sectors are most welcome Willingness or interest in looking at Water Resource management at a basin or urban level through the climate change lens.