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International training and exposure visit on Rainwater Harvesting System 2022

International training and exposure visit on Rainwater Harvesting System

December 11, 2022 - December 14, 2022

| BDT 18000

Rainwater harvesting system (RWHS) provides a cost-effective and practical nature-based solution to address the emerging water crisis due to climate change and rapid population growth in urban context. Bangladesh National Water Policy 1999 recognises rainwater as the third source of water. In urban areas, rainwater can be used for flushing toilets, watering gardens, washing cars and floors, and other non-potable purposes, thereby reducing dependency on existing water supply sources. At the same time, rainwater harvesting can reduce the pressure on urban drainage system and avoid urban water-logging. Moreover, with the increasing industrial water demand, it can be an alternate water source. To meet international buyers’ compliance requirements and maintain factory standards, RMG factories are encouraged to install RWHS in their premises, and the water can be used for industrial production and groundwater recharge.

Many initiatives and programmes have recently been promoting rainwater harvesting systems in urban and industrial buildings. Incorporating rainwater management as a separate chapter in the Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) 2020 emphasises its significance.

Practitioners, planners, academicians, industrialists, students, researchers, and policymakers working on water and environmental issues need to be sensitised and capacitated on rainwater harvesting systems to tackle the water crisis and ensure future water security.  In this regard, International Training Network Centre, BUET (ITN-BUET) in collaboration with WaterAid Bangladesh and International Water Association (IWA) Bangladesh are organising the international training and exposure visit 2022 on urban rainwater harvesting system.

The participants will get the opportunity to learn from national and international technical experts, academicians and professionals who have experience in implementing RWHS. The participants shall have exposure to and a better understanding of:

  • Urban water challenges and importance of rainwater harvesting.
  • Planning and designing of rainwater harvesting and groundwater recharge system
  • Water safety plan and LEED certification
  • Principles of rainwater harvesting and its components
  • Simplified cost-benefit analysis of rainwater harvesting
  • Practical rainwater harvesting focusing on water retain, reuse, and recharge


We are offering partial and full fellowships for this international training and exposure visit 2022 on urban rainwater harvesting system to a limited number of deserving candidates. Those who are funded by UN agencies or other international agencies will not be eligible for this fellowship.

*Female and young professionals are encouraged to apply

Application deadline

26 November 2022

Date and location

11-14 December 2022 at International Training Network Centre, BUET (ITN-BUET)

Fees and funding

BDT 18,000/- for Bangladeshi citizens, and US $150 for international participants. A limited number of fellowships are available for this training programme. The training fee is inclusive of a training participation fee of BDT 3,000 or 25 USD, which is compulsory to be paid by the selected participants irrespective of partial or full fellowship.

Who can apply?

Engineers, architects, environmentalists, industrialists, urban planners, academicians, policymakers and development practitioners from relevant field.

* Female and young professionals are encouraged to apply.

Educational requirement

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree or diploma as a minimum criterion.

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Mr Rakib Uddin Ahmed
Senior Information & Documentation Officer
Cell: +88016 720 730 70
Email: rakib@itn-buet.org
Ms Samia Anwar Rafa
Young Professional-Technical
WaterAid Bangladesh
Email: samiarafa@wateraid.org

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December 11, 2022
December 14, 2022
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ITN Seminar Room
ARI-ITN Building (4th & 5th Floor), BUET Dhaka-1000., Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh