TRAINING: CSE/IWSN online course on green infrastructure

Registration is now open for an online course about green infrastructure devised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in India, in collaboration with the International Water Security Network (IWSN) and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Green Infrastructure: Effective Measures to Manage Urban Flooding and Water Supply consists of 24 study hours over a period of four weeks during September 2020. The course is designed to help students, environmental enthusiasts and working professionals learn the concepts and principles of green infrastructure for improved urban water management at their own comfort and pace. The aim is to build a community of practice that can successfully work towards designing and implementing green infrastructure interventions in towns/cities.

The course will:

  • Define and conceptualize green infrastructure for water resource management in urban areas.
  • Provide an overview of the current problems with water infrastructure.
  • Provide an understanding of the GI approach and strategies for analyses with regard to planning for different urban typologies.
  • Recognize the scope for GI interventions based on different problem scenarios and contexts.
  • Understand and apply case studies in support of GI principles across the world.

Nearly sixty people successfully completed the course when it first ran in February 2020, and the feedback was very positive. The deadline for registering for the September course is 20 August 2020. More information is available on the CSE website.