Venue:HIPA, Gurugram

Registration opens: November 15, 2018

Last Date of Registration: December 15, 2018

Management Development Programme on Gender, Equity and Water Management

Programme Overview

Gender mainstreaming has been part of the international discourse on Integrated Water Resource Management for many years. There have been several efforts and initiatives in making the water sector both more gender balanced and gender sensitive. However, critical challenges still remain to be addressed.

This programme develops a good conceptual and theoretical understanding of gender, rights and equity issues among participants while providing them with exposure to the practical challenges in making the water sector more gender balanced and gender sensitive. The programme also aims to build capacities of participants with respect to gender equity by suggesting practical strategies to enable them to work for sustainable and gender sensitive management of water resources. The overall objective is to make the participants better informed and motivated to make changes within their overall sphere of influence as well as to emerge as stronger advocates for gender equity at a personal level.

The programme comprises two days of intensive sessions. The pedagogy comprises lectures, case studies, short films, and group work to facilitate cross-learning and synthesis.


  • Introduce participants to new understandings of development with respect to gender equity and water management
  • Explore critically assumptions about access to and management of water using case studies and examples from a gender perspective.
  • Build capacities of participants with respect to gender equity by providing practical strategies to enable them to work for sustainable and gender sensitive management of water resources
  • Conceptualising Gender
  • Mainstreaming gender in water policy and planning
  • Institutions, water rights and water equity

Target Audience

  • Practitioners from Government
  • NGO's
  • Urban Local Bodies
  • Multi-Level Organisations
  • Corporates



15th November, 2018


15th December, 2018

Event Date

19th to 20th December, 2018

Programme Schedule

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Time Sessions
09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 11:15 Inaugural Session

Welcome Address - Prof Arun Kansal, Dean, Research and Relationships, TERI SAS
Address - Sh. M.D. Sinha, Additional Director, HIPA
Keynote Address – Dr. G.Prasanna Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Director General, HIPA
Groundwater Management in Australia - Dr. Darryl Day, Managing Director, ICE WaRM

Panel Discussion: Water Security issues in Gurugram

Session Chair: Shri M.D. Sinha, IFS, Additional Director, HIPA

  • • Changes in the Hydrology and Ground Water regimes in the area: Gurugram- Mr. Chetan Agarwal Forest And Environmental Services Analyst (TBC)
  • • Emerging issues, challenges and utilization of recycled water in urban context: Gurugram Case
  • • State of Yamuna River and its impact on water supply in Haryana – Mr. Manoj Misra, Yamuna Jiye Abhiyan (TBC)

11:15 – 11:45 Tea Break (GROUP PHOTO)
11.45 - 13.15

Session 2:

  • • Adaptive technologies for water security - Mr. Lalit Mohan Sharma, Director,Sehgal Foundation
  • • Empowering Women at the Grassroots for water management- Ms Chandni Bedi Taneja, Director – Rural Management & Training Institute, Navjyoti India Foundation
  • • Peri-urbanization and changing urban waterscape in Gurgaon – (TBC)

13.15 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 15.45

Session 3:

Conceptualizing Gender
Group Exercise
Dr. Anjal Prakash and Dr. Fawzia Tarannum, TERI School of Advanced Studies

15:45 – 16:00 Tea Break
16:00 – 17:00

Session 4: Screening of “Status of women water professionals in South Asia” and group work based on that to determine the challenges faced by women in water sector in South Asia and the benefits associated with more participation from women and the approached needed to ensure their increased participation in water sector.

Friday, 20 December 2018

Time Sessions
09:30 – 11:00

Session 5:

• Institutions, Gender and Equity: Understanding the relationships in water access
Approaches to mainstreaming gender in the water sector: Issues and Experiences

Prof Vishal Narain, MDI, Gurgaon

11:00 - 11:30 Tea Break
11:30 -13:00 Session 6:

• Understanding water rights and property right regimes
• Importance and role of common property resources and the reasons for their demise

Prof Vishal Narain, MDI, Gurgaon
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:45 Session 7:

• Understanding legal pluralism in water access
Discussion of paper- “Mediating scarcity by design: water rights and legal pluralism in protective irrigation”
• Translating our understanding of Gender to policy and planning Discussion of paper “Shifting the focus from Women to Gender Relations: Assessing the impacts of Drinking Water Supply interventions in The Morni -Shiwalik Hills of North West India”

Prof Vishal Narain, MDI, Gurgaon
15:45 - 16:15 Tea Break
16:15 -16:45 Session 8:

Way Forward
Moderated by Fawzia Tarannum, Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI SAS
16:45 - 17:15 Distribution of certificates
Closing Address
Distribution of Certificates
Vote of Thanks


There is no participation fees.

Contact Us

Dr Fawzia Tarannum
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TERI School of Advanced Studies
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Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110070
Contact No: 71800222