International training and exposure visit on Rainwater Harvesting System
December 11 - December 14| BDT 18000
Why Rainwater Harvesting?
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
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.
Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree or diploma as a minimum criterion.
For further information, please contact:
Mr Rakib Uddin Ahmed
Senior Information & Documentation Officer
Cell: +88016 720 730 70
Ms Samia Anwar Rafa