Trainers' Training Programme


Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and
Ground Water Recharge in



Programme - II

29th January to 3rd February 2012


Organised by 

Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST)

Department of Science and Technology (DST),
Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India


Trainers' Training Programme on

"Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and
Ground Water Recharge in Indi

Bangalore, India


29 January to  - 3 February 2012

1. Introduction

Water is an essential daily need across all cross-sections of the society. With the ever-increasing population, migration of vast multitudes of rural population to metros and urban areas and development of industrial towns, the developing countries are facing great pressure on the existing infrastructure on conventional water supply systems and severe constraints on financial and material resources. Municipal water supply in most cities is unreliable and many villages in the developing countries do not have potable water supply. The developing countries often neglect the most proven and sustainable methods of decentralized water collection and usage systems and instead, the centralized mega projects take the center stage and private players in these countries are encouraged to adopt unsustainable methods of water withdrawal and supply chain without any control and effective regulations on the quality of water supplied. To provide sustainability, the traditional methods of water harvesting and usage methods need to be revived and if required, modified to suit the present day requirement. Rainwater Harvesting (RWH), which is seemingly an ideal sustainable solution, entails the collection of rain in a scientific and controlled manner for future use and consists of roof top water harvesting, water from open areas such as paved ways, parks, roads, fields and in lakes and ponds.

To address the above issues, a collaborative project entitled Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge in India is being executed. The project is an integrated effort on rainwater harvesting and ground water recharge as a model solution to solve the water shortage problem in conventional water supply systems. The project aims at capacity building through HRD and technology transfer by (a) preparing trainers manual and (b) holding a centralized training programme for professionals engaged in implementing relevant schemes that would empower the participants to organize state level training courses to benefit the technicians. ~60 professionals from various states and union territories will be trained who in turn would be able to train technicians in their own states. A large number of beneficiaries among the population in the rural and semi-urban areas would gain through sustainable water supply.

2. The Training course

To complement the efforts being made by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its Winning, Augmentation and Renovation (WAR) for Water Technology Mission, the Karnataka State Council for Science & Technology (KSCST) announce the organisation of a Trainers' Training Programme on "Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting and Ground Water Recharge in India" during 18 - 23 September 2011 at Bangalore. A tentative programme of the training course is given below:



Day 0 - 29 January 2012



Arrival in Bangalore and Reporting



Help desk at Guest House and transport



Stage arrangement, Backdrop, Audio Visual, Internet etc.



Day 1 - 30 January 2012


09 00 - 10 00

Registration (Conference kit with resource materials)


10 00 - 11 30

Inaugural session



Welcome and address



Introduction of dignitaries






Presidential address



Vote of thanks






Technical Session 1


11 30 - 12 00

Introductory session - Brief on the training programme


12 00 - 13 00

Global Overview on RWH


13 00 - 14 00



14 00 - 15 00

Need for Rainwater Harvesting


15 00 - 16 00

Watershed - planning, management and catchment area treatment





16 00 - 17 00

Ground water estimation methodology (GEM - 97)






Day 2 -  31 January 2012


09 30 - 10 00

Water audit - supply demand and conservation strategies



Technical Session 2


10 00 - 11 30

Roof top and Open space - Methods of Rainwater Harvesting





11 30 - 12 00

Water Supply and Demand - Source and Strategy


12 00 - 13 00

RWH Design, Plan, Material and Cost Estimation


13 00 - 14 00




Technical Session 3


14 00 - 14 30

Rainfall data - monitoring and interpretation for water supply planning


14 30 - 15 15

Ground water as a resource for urban water supply - recharge and assessment of effectiveness


15 15 - 16 00

Dynamics of Tubewell - Recharge and Revival - Field Experience





16 00 - 17 00

Hands on training and practical exposure at KSCST, IISc






Day 3 - 1 February 2012


07 00 - 20 00

Field visit - Outstation - Tumkur and Hassan Districts



(a) Nirmithi Kendra, Hirehalli, Tumkur






(b) Rainwater harvesting in Navagrama and model schools






(c) BAIF villages for agricultural interventions - Lakkihalli and Milanahalli






Day 4 - 2 February 2012


09 30 - 10 00

Traditional water harvesting structures revival and community participation






Technical session 4


10 00 - 10 30

Water Quality - Framework for Monitoring


10 30 - 11 00

Drinking water treatment methods and implications


11 00 - 11 30

Urban lakes and water bodies for water security





11 30 - 13 00

Case studies and success stories



(a) Residential



(b) Commercial / Office Building / Apartments



(C) Corporate Sector


13 00 - 14 00



14 00 - 17 00

Field visit to local sites in Bangalore - Residential buildings, Apartment, Residential layout, Parks and Open Spaces


17 00 - 21 00

Certificate distribution and Conference Dinner






Day 5 - 3 February 2012



Checkout from the Guest House and Departure from Bangalore



Help desk at Guest House and transport


3. Venue

The Trainers' Training Programme will be held at NIAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

4. Resource Persons

Resource persons for the training programme will comprise eminent experts from various institutions, Individuals and corporate sector.

5. About the Organisers


The Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST; or was established in 1975 as a registered society to liaise and to play a catalytic role amongst others in promoting the application of Science and Technology in the developmental needs, objectives and goals of Karnataka and in particular to the prevailing conditions of backwardness, rural unemployment and poverty. The KSCST is the first council to be setup in the country to fulfil the felt need of bringing together administrators, field level officers in various government departments, scientists and technologists in research laboratories and research institutions. With a view to develop technologies appropriate to and in harmony with the ecological conditions, the Council has been catalyzing interaction between developers and users of technologies, by bringing together scientists and engineers on the one hand and policy makers as well as administrators on the other. Over the last 35 years, KSCST has completed several projects in various sectors like Energy, Environment, Building Technology, Agriculture, Information Technology, Health, Rural Industry and Water.

5.2 Department of Science & Technology (DST)

Department of Science & Technology (DST; was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. The Department has major responsibilities for specific projects and programmes that include: Formulation of policies relating to Science and Technology; Promotion of new areas of S&T with special emphasis on emerging   areas; providing support for R&D; Coordination and integration of areas of S&T having cross-sectoral  linkages; Undertaking or financially sponsoring S&T surveys, research design and development; Support and grants-in-aid to scientific research institutions, scientific associations and bodies; Matters concerning Science & Engineering Research Council, Technology Development Board, National Council for S&T Communication, National S&T Entrepreneurship Development Board, and International S&T Cooperation; Matters commonly affecting S&T departments/organisations/ institutions on financial, personnel, purchase and import policies and practices; Management Information Systems for S&T; Matters regarding Inter-Agency/Inter-Departmental coordination for evolving S&T missions; Application of S&T for weaker sections, women and other disadvantaged sections of Society; etc.

Technology Mission "WAR for Water" of DST: In compliance of the directives of the Supreme Court of India, the Department of Science & Technology (DST) has launched a Technology Mission on 'Winning, Augmentation and Renovation' (WAR) for Water to provide technological solutions to the problems associated with the availability, distribution and quality of water in the country. The proposed Mission is to undertake research-led solutions on war footing through national and coordinated approach. The Mission is developed on the principle that timely, urgent, cost effective, socially viable and sustainable techno-managerial solutions are required for solving the problems of water scarcity. The objectives of the Mission include:

  • To find out inexpensive methods of converting saline water into fresh water

  • To find out methods of harnessing and managing the monsoon rain water

  • To manage the flood waters

  • To do research in rain water harvesting and treatment of waste water, and

  • Any other methods or suggestions including for matters for protection and preservation of wet lands and related issues.

6. Participants

The training programme has been primarily designed for the field experts and water technicians nominated by State Science and Technology Councils and representatives of the concerned organizations and government authorities in states and union territories, 30 professionals would be selected to attend the training.

A pre-condition for consideration for selection for the training programme is that the participants should not only be the field experts in RWH & GWR practices as evidenced by their CV, but along with their Nomination Form they should also submit a tentative future plan of action, which they intend to implement in their respective states after getting trained from the training programme.


Contact Details


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Mr. A. R. Shivakumar
Senior Fellow and Principal Investigator RWH

Council for Science and Technology (KSCST)
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore - 560 012, INDIA
+91-80-23341652, 23348848, 23348849;
E-mail: and




[Website: ]

Dr. Sanjay Bajpai
Scientist `F'
Mission on WAR for Water
Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Government of India
Technology Bhavan, New
Mehrauli Road

New Delhi
110 016




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