Registration opens: 15 March, 2021
The theme of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water. With water being traded on the Wall Street alongside gold and oil, it is critical that we start looking at water as both a social and an economic good. The water that we use in our daily lives and is visible to us constitute just about 8% of the total water that we consume every day. The remaining 92% is hidden in the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the lifestyle that we lead. The value of water is much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, food, culture, health, education, economics, and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource. Without a comprehensive understanding of water’s true, multidimensional value, we will be unable to safeguard this critical resource for the benefit of everyone. As part of the World Water Day 2021, the Department of Regional Water Studies at the TERI School of Advanced Studies is conducting a two-day online training programme in collaboration with the National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti and with the support of TATA STEEL Ltd., to build capacity of various stakeholders in managing water demand through water pricing and using digital tools for measuring the urban water and the agriculture water use.
To understand the value of water and learn to apply digital tools for estimating the urban and agriculture water use.
- • Understanding Water Demand
- • Water Pricing for Demand Management
- • American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Audit Software for urban water utilities
- • FAO’s CROPWAT for the calculation of crop water requirements and irrigation requirements based on soil, climate, and crop data
Who Should Attend?
- Policy makers
- Representatives from Civil Society Organizations
Expected outcomes:The learning outcomes of the two-day training programme are as follows:
|Understand the water demand across sectors|
|Knowledge of water pricing for demand management|
|Learn to apply digital tools for urban and irrigation water audit|
Mode of training:
Online through Microsoft Teams platform. Since it is a hands-on training, Laptop/Desktop with relevant softwares installed is mandatory for the training. The guidelines for the installation of softwares shall be mailed on 20 March 2021.
Certificate of Participation:
A certificate of participation shall be given to the participants on successful completion.
Registration is compulsory. Participation to the training is free.