USAID Funded
Third Summer School 2017
on

Effective and Efficient Urban Water and Wastewater Management for Sustainable Cities

21 - 23 June, 2017

Venue: TERI University, New Delhi

The WASH summer school is an initiative to strengthen the capacities among senior and mid-level officials from Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Infrastructure related departments like public works and public health and planning and other stakeholders who are involved in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). The third summer school is being organized by TERI University with the support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca Cola Foundation and the theme for this year is ‘Effective and Efficient Urban Water and Wastewater Management for Sustainable Cities. India’s urbanization has put a great stress on the water and sanitation utilities and there is a huge challenge in front of working professionals within the sector for completing the targets put forward by the Government of India under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Therefore, this summer school is conceived as a platform for sharing advanced knowledge pertaining to innovative technological and institutional solutions. It represents a unique avenue to directly interact with the experts, practitioners and academics in field.

This summer school involves exposure to cases which are termed as good practices in urban water supply and sanitation, policy orientation, sessions on RS/GIS based planning tools and techniques for water supply, and sanitation mapping. The talks would be delivered by experts and practitioners in the field. The summer school also includes a site visit to Reed Bed Technology based Decentralised Septage Management system to understand the specifics regarding practical implementation of technologies.

   

About the Urban WASH Alliance

The WASH Alliance is a unique joint initiative to improve access to clean water and sanitation in growing and stressed urban locations in India, through matching partnership mode. The TERI University is involved in the initiative as the knowledge partner, TERI as the research partner, USAID as the donor agency and Coca-Cola as the private/corporate partner. The genesis of this initiative is rooted in the deep commitment of the partner organizations in strengthening urban water, sanitation, and hygiene sector through skill development, community-based solutions, innovation, and combining local actions with global... Read more

About WASH Summer School

Today, the unprecedented growth of urban population in India has created infrastructure gridlocks in most of the cities. Universal access to safe water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), and proper amenities for waste-disposal are the essential parameters of sustainable city-life. The vision of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) for ensuring hygiene, waste management, and sanitation across the country by 2019 is arduous but achievable. The realization of this vision crucially hinges on the contribution of each citizen to attain completely sanitized, healthy, and livable cities and towns – a Swachh Bharat. Equally essential for achieving desired outcomes...Read more

About WASH Summer School

The programme is designed for multiple stakeholders.

    Today, the unprecedented growth of urban population in India has created infrastructure gridlocks in most of the cities. Universal access to safe water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), and proper amenities for waste-disposal are the essential parameters of sustainable city-life. The vision of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) for ensuring hygiene, waste management, and sanitation across the country by 2019 is arduous but achievable. The realization of this vision crucially hinges on the contribution of each citizen to attain completely sanitized, healthy, and livable cities and towns – a Swachh Bharat.

    Equally essential for achieving desired outcomes of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) is to evoke interests and demands for appropriate training for capacity building among different target groups, but crucially, the key implementing agencies like Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Towards this end, it is important that severity of urban water and sanitation challenges are holistically reviewed for understanding difficulties faced by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in delivering basic services and determining the alternatives that can plausibly be opted as way-outs for effective and efficient service delivery by the ULBs as well as for strengthening the planning processes related to Urban WASH at the local level.

    The summer school, organized by the TERI University & TERI in partnership with USAID and Coca-Cola Foundation, is an endeavour to capture the momentum created by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban) to enhance cities’ livable environment through practical problem-solving approach. Working on sustainable development issues for nearly four decades now, the host organizations felt it compelling to create an appropriate platform for augmenting capacity among key stakeholders to address practical challenges associated with urban WASH sector.

    This training envisages sensitization among government, non-government, and private sector mid-career professionals engaged with this sector to more systemic approaches. It includes analysing challenges of planning, implementation, and delivering effective sanitation services across different levels of administration and regulation, assessing sanitation vulnerable hot spots, comprehensive understanding of the community dynamics and behaviour, innovations in sanitation, risk analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of service delivery.

About WASH Summer School

    The WASH Alliance is a unique joint initiative to improve access to clean water and sanitation in growing and stressed urban locations in India, through matching partnership mode. The TERI University is involved in the initiative as the knowledge partner, TERI as the research partner, USAID as the donor agency and Coca-Cola as the private/corporate partner. The genesis of this initiative is rooted in the deep commitment of the partner organizations in strengthening urban water, sanitation, and hygiene sector through skill development, community-based solutions, innovation, and combining local actions with global perspectives.

IMPORTANT DATES

REGISTRATION BEGINS

7th March, 2017

LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION

18th June, 2017

SUMMER SCHOOL

21st - 23rd June, 2017

Glimpses From the Previous Summer Schools

Programme Highlights

  • Unique opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders in urban water and wastewater management, across academia, government and industry
  • Comprehensive lectures including discussions and analysis of cases, technology solutions, interaction and experience sharing with key...
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Programme Highlights

  • Unique opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders in urban water and wastewater management, across academia, government and industry
  • Comprehensive lectures including discussions and analysis of cases, technology solutions, interaction and experience sharing with key stakeholders, participants.
  • Experiential learning through a field visit on solution-oriented learning for decentralized wastewater management.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this summer school, the participants are expected to:

  • Gain advanced knowledge from a spectrum of good practices across water supply and wastewater management sector and understand different technological and institutional approaches for effective management
  • Gain perspective on application of innovative tools and techniques for better planning...
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this summer school, the participants are expected to:

  • Gain advanced knowledge from a spectrum of good practices across water supply and wastewater management sector and understand different technological and institutional approaches for effective management
  • Gain perspective on application of innovative tools and techniques for better planning and implementation and get oriented towards new policy dimensions
  • Comprehend city specific strategies and upcoming challenges through peer learning from other city officials and discussion of cases

Target Audience

The programme is designed for multiple stakeholders including:

  • CEOs, Chairman, Commissioners, senior officials of urban local bodies (municipal corporations and development authorities).
    • Senior and Mid-level officials from Water Supply and Sewerage Boards and other Parastatals...
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Target Audience

The programme is designed for multiple stakeholders including:

  • CEOs, Chairman, Commissioners, senior officials of urban local bodies (municipal corporations and development authorities)
  • Senior and Mid-level officials from Water Supply and Sewerage Boards and other Parastatals
  • Infrastructure related government departments like the public works and public health, education, urban planning
  • Officers of the Municipality and Municipal Corporations: Medical, Public Health, Sanitation and Engineering (MCD – North, South, East, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board), ULBs in Delhi NCR (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida), ULBs of neighbouring States – Chandigarh UT, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Western UP and Uttarakhand
  • Corporate entities involved in water and waste-water management
  • NGOs, researchers, academicians, graduate and post graduate students

HoD's MESSAGE

Dr Arun Kansal HoD and Professor, Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI University

Universal access to safe-water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and proper amenities for waste disposal are the essential parameters of sustainable city-life. India is one amongst several other developing countries which has performed poorly in provisioning of water and sanitation to the masses...

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HoD's MESSAGE

Dr Arun Kansal HoD and Professor, Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI University

Universal access to safe-water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and proper amenities for waste disposal are the essential parameters of sustainable city-life. India is one amongst several other developing countries which has performed poorly in provisioning of water and sanitation to the masses. Quantitative scarcity and quality degradation of water, weak sanitation-lack of safe waste disposal mechanisms and abysmally low toilet access and usage endanger life, and are a blot on society which is making rapid headways in technology.

The Government of India’s clean India mission-Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is a step in the direction of making the country a livable place, by ensuring access to toilets, scientific municipal waste management systems and enhancing capacity of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in delivery of basic services. A concerted effort by all stakeholders- government, private sector, NGOs and citizens, particularly the youths is most crucial for achieving success in SBM. Therefore, TERI University in partnership with USAID and Coca-Cola have started the annual event called “Summer school on Strengthening Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Urban Settings” in order to create interest, capture ideas, channelise & guide the energy of all stakeholders to address challenges that the urban WASH sector is facing today.

Pro Vice-Chancellor's MESSAGE

Dr Rajiv SethPro Vice-Chancellor, TERI University

With the Government of India's plan to have a 'Clean India' by 2 Oct 2019, multiple stakeholders have to be involved in the 'Swachh Bharat' scheme. What can be overwhelming are the large needs for capacity building and awareness programmes that would be required to precede many applications...

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Pro Vice-Chancellor's MESSAGE

Dr Rajiv SethPro Vice-Chancellor, TERI University

With the Government of India’s plan to have a ‘Clean India’ by 2 Oct 2019, multiple stakeholders have to be involved in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ scheme. What can be overwhelming is the large needs for capacity building and awareness programmes that would be required to precede many applications. The need of the hour is to have capacity building programmes at multiple levels to support the government's ambitious programme.

The Summer School on Managing Risks and Challenges Associated with Urban WASH Service Delivery, being organized at the TERI University, is one such step.

The School comes as part of a collaborative project between TERI University, TERI and Coca-Cola, and supported by USAID. One of the objectives of the project is to generate a wide, multi-stakeholder understanding of the need for addressing WASH issues in India. While the focus of the School will be to expose multiple stakeholders including government officials, the corporate sector, NGOs, students etc. to the risks and challenges in the WASH service delivery in urban areas, it would also expose them to to an understanding of related issues and the inter-linkages with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.


Fees

Participants

On-Campus

Online

Officials from Urban Local Bodies, Parastatals

Waived Off

Waived Off

Indian Students/Research Scholars

Rs. 1500

Rs. 750

Professionals

Rs 5000

Rs 2500

Foreign Nationals

US $100

US $50

Certificate of Participation

A certificate of participation shall be given to all registered the participants (on campus and online) on successful conclusion of the Summer School.



CONTACT DETAILS

Summer School Team
Dr. Shaleen Singhal / Dr. Abhijit Datey
TERI University
10, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi-110070, India
Email: ss_wash@teriuniversity.ac.in
Website: www.teriuniversity.ac.in
Phone: +91 11 71800222, Fax: +91 11 26122874

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