Training course on rainwater harvesting, Indian Water Works Association, Mumbai, March 9-10, 2013

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Indian Water Works Association (IWWA), Mumbai Centre


Conference hall, IWWA Headquarters,
Pipeline Road, Santacruz (East), Mumbai - 400 055
Phone: 26672665 / 2667266

About Indian Water Works Association

The Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) is a voluntary body of professionals concerned and connected with water supply for municipal, industrial, agricultural uses and treatment and disposal of wastewater. IWWA focuses basically on the entire "Water Cycle" encompassing the environmental, social, institutional and financing issues.


Every summer there is a big hue and cry for drinking water in our cities. Rapid urbanization is leading to over-exploitation and pollution of water resources which leads to water scarcity, whereas on the other hand the demand for water increases every day.

This scenario has created several questions which need to be addressed in a proper fashion to bring the situation under control viz.

  • How can we augment the depleting ground water?
  • How to ensure continuous availability of water?
  • How can the load on Municipal water supply be reduced?
  • How can we minimize flooding in urban areas when there is excess rain in short duration or when there is high tide? ( For example situation city like Mumbai)

About the course

This 2 day training will equip participants with planning  designing skills of rain water harvesting for storing of rain water for direct use & techniques for groundwater recharge.

Who should attend this training?

Engineers from Municipal Corporation, PHED, PWD, architects, urban planners, policy makers, environment consultants and other government officers who are interested in knowing theory, practice and policies of urban rainwater harvesting.

Course contents

  • India's rich tradition of rain water harvesting & current paradigms.
  • Understanding basics of groundwater hydrogeology.
  • Planning, designing, construction process, maintenance & monitoring mechanisms for costing, water quality issues, treatment options, filters etc
  • Models for residential & institutional buildings, colonies, industries , public areas like parks, airports, afforested areas etc.
  • Water policy & legislation : Fiscal incentives & disincentives.
  • Strategies for catalyzing rain water harvesting, experiences & examples.


Classroom lectures by experts, site visit to rain water harvesting projects in city, practical exercises by participant in designing of a model RWH scheme.

Course fee

Rs 2000/- per participant
Rs 1500/- for IWWA members & students

Contact details

Course conductor
Er. Ulhas Paranjpe - Cell. : 09820788061

Course facilitators
Er. Ulhas Divekar - Cell : 09869060213
Er. Patade G. V. - Cell : 09969244466

IWWA - Mumbai Centre
C/o. I.W.W.A. (HQ) Building,
BMC Compound, Pipeline Road,
MCGM, Santacruz (East),
Mumbai - 400 055.

Tel: (022) 2667 2666 / 2667 2665
Fax: (022) 2668 6113

March 9, 2013 9:30AM - March 10, 2013 5:30PM