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Accelerated Development Program for Emerging Water Leaders

India has embarked on an ambitious journey to improve cities which will be home to more than 60% of the nation’s population by 2050. A plethora of initiatives under pioneering programs such as AMRUT 2.0 and Swacch Bharat Mission are driving innovation in the urban water sector.

While new and innovative solutions, policies and technologies are constantly being tested at various locations for better water management, there are barriers to replicate and scale up, due to lack of skill and awareness across various city-regions of India.

Call for Water Leaders

To meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and build urban water resilience, there is an urgent need to develop training and upskilling workshops for water sector professionals (both government and private sector).

WRI India aims to fill this gap by creating a specially curated 3-day, free-of-cost* Accelerated Development Program (ADP) offered to emerging water leaders with a limited capacity of 10 seats only. The training program will be hosted in the Bengaluru office of WRI India.

*All participants have to bear the travel and accommodation expenses.

Program Benefits

  • Urban water resilience focused accelerated development in-class training along with site visits
  • Learning from Bengaluru city’s journey of water resilience with 5 innovative projects on rainwater harvesting, wastewater reuse, resource recovery, drain front development and community-driven lake redevelopment
  • Learning from key stakeholders** involved in the planning, design and implementation of these projects
  • Peer-to-peer learning and continued collaboration by associating with the emerging water leaders’ alumni network

**Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB); Minor Irrigation Department, Government of Karnataka and others.


We invite emerging water leaders with an experience of minimum 5 years who are:

  • State functionaries (officers, engineers etc.) from Urban Local Bodies, Municipal Corporations and Urban Development Authorities
  • Non-state actors working with the government on urban water projects such as urban planners and designers, water consultants, sanitation engineers, NGO professionals etc.

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