Posts tagged ‘rainwater harvesting’

Urban Rainwater Harvesting, Anil Agarwal Green Centre, India, 03-07 November 2009

Advanced course for working professionals

This course is open to civil engineers, architects, urban planners, environment consultants, municipal water managers, policy makers, government officials and NGOs interested in learning more about the theory, practice and policies of urban water harvesting.

The programme allows you to gain knowledge, acquire holistic perspectives and get hands-on practice in planning and designing urban water harvesting systems . It will help you to solve real-life water problems of today and give you the unique chance to meet and interact with experts and professional in the field of rainwater harvesting.

Course fee: Rs.8,800

Registration deadline: 26 October 2009


October 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Water – Harvesting, Storage and Conservation – WHSC-2009, Kanpur, India, 23-25 November 2009

Organised by: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with support from UNICEF


Rainwater Harvesting

  • Rainwater harvesting techniques for different geo-hydro-thermo regions
  • Rainwater harvesting and artificial recharge
  • Rainwater harvesting for climate change adaptation and energy saving
  • Water quality aspects in rainwater harvesting system
  • Ecological and economic impacts of rainwater harvesting


  • Watershed management
  • Natural water resources management
  • Groundwater flow and contamination management
  • Groundwater recharge
  • Coastal aquifer management
  • GIS for neighborhood-level analysis of rainwater catchment
  • Innovative water storage techniques


  • Water quality and its impact on public health
  • Water pollution
  • Removal of emerging contaminants from water and wastewater
  • Wastewater reclamation, recycle and reuse
  • Conventional water-borne sanitation system
  • Conventional water-borne sanitation system
  • Issues and challenges in dry sanitation
  • Challenges in implementing ecological sanitation in developing countries
  • Minimizing the use of water in sanitation

Follow live updates on Twitter via the India Water Portal

Abstract deadline: 20 Oct 2009

Registration deadline: 10 Oct 2009

Conference web site

September 24, 2009 at 8:48 am

Regional High-level Meeting on Rainwater Harvesting, Kathmandu, Nepal, 27–29 May 2009

The Government of Nepal, through the Minister of Physical Planning and Works, will host a Regional High-level Meeting on Rain Water Harvesting from May 27-29, 2009. The Meeting is in follow-up to a similar meeting in Kandy, Sri Lanka in September 2006 held by the Government of Sri Lanka with Ministerial participation from India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.


The overall objective of the Meeting is to benefit from sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences among each country in the region. Field experiences and research results on technical, social, ecological and economic aspects of RWH will be shared and the potential of using rain water for drinking, ground water recharge and for other domestic applications will further explored. Current policies and guidelines adopted in the regional countries will also be reviewed for their effectiveness.

Language: English only.

Participants:  Ministers or high-level officials of  SAARC countries along with subject experts.  The total number of participants is estimated to be around 150 including around 20% foreign delegates.

Contact:  Mr. Suman Prasad Sharma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works (MPPW) and Coordinator of Organizing Committee. Phone: (+977) 1 4211651; Fax: (+977) 1 4211720 Surya Kadel, Member Secretary, Mobile: (+977) 9841294600 Email: rainwaternepal [at]

More information

May 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment


Forthcoming events and training courses on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). A Source News Service blog by IRC.