Registration opens: 07 July, 2020

Registration: Closed



The global water demand continues to grow steadily at a rate of about 1% per year even when the population growth rates are reported to be steadily falling. Presently, 1.9 billion people (over a quarter of the world’s population) live in areas with potentially severe water scarcity and 3.6 billion people (nearly half the global population) live in regions that experience water scarcity at least one month per year. The water woes are further exacerbated by the intensifying of the global water cycle due to climate change resulting in wetter regions becoming more wet, and dryer regions become even more dry. This increased variation stands to increase the existing discrepancies between water demand and availability. Communities, especially youth play an important role in transforming societies and empowering this largely untapped potential and engaging with them as equal partners in development can fundamentally shape our societies for the better.

Workshop Focus:

The workshop is set around the need for community level water conservation in the light of spatial and temporal variability in the rainfall due to climate change. The primary focus of the workshop shall be to build capabilities in rainwater harvesting (RWH) techniques for addressing water security issues.


To generate awareness on the water security issues and suggest strategies to enable communities to become water champions in their sphere of influence and beyond.

Expected outcomes:

Responsiveness to SDG 6 –Everyone has a role to play
Build an understanding of water security issues and how communities can take action to harvest rainwater.
Public messaging through social media and posters.


Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Time Sessions
17:00-17:05 Introduction to the workshop
17:05 – 17:25 • Welcome address by Prof Arun Kansal, HoD, Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS)
• Address by Mr. Rajesh Ayapilla, Director-CSR and Sustainability for India and South West Asia, The Coca-Cola Company
• Address by Mr. Aditya Pundir, Country Manager, The Climate Reality Project India
• Address by Mr. Pankaj Satija, Chief Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel
17:25-17:45 Context Setting • Water Issues in India
Fawzia Tarannum, Assistant Professor, TERI School of Advanced Studies
17:45-18:00 Understanding Rainwater Harvesting
• What, Why, How and Where
Ranjana Ray Chaudhuri, Lecturer, TERI School of Advanced Studies
18:00-19:00 Estimating water demand and the potential for the RWH
• Water footprint and cost of water • Run off calculation
Mr. Sunil Mysore, CEO and MD, Hinren Engineering Private Limited
Thursday, 16 July 2020
17:00- 18:00 Residential/ Resident welfare association (RWA) Rainwater Harvesting Setup Planning
• Rainwater for Direct Use or recharge • Primary and secondary Recharge
• Filtration
Mr. Sunil Mysore, CEO and MD, Hinren Engineering Private Limited
18:00-18:40 Discussion in breakout rooms
18:40-19:00 Presenting key takeaways feedback
Thursday, 18 July 2020
17:00- 18:00 Costing and Maintenance
• Cost estimation for setting up RWH
• Return on Investment
• Maintenance of RWH structure
Mr. Sunil Mysore, CEO and MD, Hinren Engineering Private Limited
18:00-18:30 Discussion in breakout rooms
18:30-19:00 Presenting key takeaways, feedback and closing


Youth, Resident Welfare Association (RWA) Members, Practitioners, Policy and decision makers, Representatives from Civil Society Organizations, Corporate, Academia, NGO and Panchayat members.


There is no registration fee
Number of participants are limited to 50 only. Selection on first come first served basis.
E-certificate of participation shall be given to all participants.

Contact Us

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Prof Arun Kansal

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TERI School of Advanced studies
10, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070