Water Audit: A Systematic Tool for Water Conservation online training – Center for Science and Environment | Team Cansler

COURSE DATE: January 17th30th, 2023
DURATION OF THE ONLINE COURSE: 3 hours a day
LAST REGISTRATION DATE: January 10, 2023

BACKGROUND
The world faces ongoing water risks as the demand-supply gap widens at an alarming rate. The industry is a key player in water resource management and as a responsible member of the community needs to be proactive in addressing water risks (pulp and paper, textiles, fertilizers etc.) is already putting pressure on the limited freshwater resources in India and globally. This, combined with increased water demand from other sectors such as infrastructure development, agriculture, household, etc., leads to major conflicts over water availability.

Water procurement and wastewater disposal is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive and is therefore an important aspect of the sustainability of any industry. Industries that rely heavily on water for their production have to temporarily reduce their production due to water scarcity, especially during the summer season. Such scenarios have become more common in recent years due to increasing water stress. It is therefore very important that industries use water wisely and reduce their water footprint as much as possible in order to be sustainable in the future.

Optimizing water use, improving water billing systems, and identifying water losses and water conservation opportunities can serve as effective approaches to reducing water use. In addition, efficient wastewater treatment technologies and recycling and reuse practices can further reduce consumption and wastewater generation. In addition, significant costs associated with water and wastewater management, such as water procurement, pumping costs, water treatment (chemicals) costs, wastewater treatment and disposal costs, etc., can be reduced through better water and wastewater management and regular water conducting -Audits.

Understanding the relevance of the topic, the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) has developed a two-week online course with the aim of providing a broader understanding of the above aspects of water testing, wastewater management and recycling. The course is conducted online through technological learning tools such as recorded video presentations, discussions with experts and reading materials.

The course is conducted online through technological learning tools such as recorded video presentations, discussions with experts and reading material. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an e-certificate.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Industry professionals, EHS officials, environmental consultants, environmental engineers, environmental regulators, environmental laboratories, academic institutions, students, research scientists and others who wish to work in the field of water testing and wastewater management.

KEY EXPERIENCES FROM THE PROGRAM

  • Water audit – introduction, scope and methodology
  • Creation of an industry-specific questionnaire on the water audit
  • Instrumentation, measurement and billing of water tests
  • Creation of water circuit diagrams and water balances with industry-specific case studies
  • Specific water consumption & benchmarking
  • Understanding Water Supply Basics – Pumps and Cooling Towers
  • New CGWA notification on mandatory water testing
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies with a focus on zero discharge technologies
  • Industry-specific case studies on ways to save water through water audits
  • Water and wastewater cost accounting and cost-benefit analysis of water saving programs
  • Case studies of different water intensive sectors

MODE OF TRAINING
The online course is self-paced, with pre-recorded expert video sessions, presentations and other reading material uploaded daily to CSE’s online training platform. In addition, 2-3 live online sessions will be organized over the weekend with all the experts for inquiries. The course is designed to help participants attend the ital alongside their regular work and study the course material at their leisure.

COURSE COORDINATOR

Divyansh Upadhyay
Senior Research Associate
Industrial Unit | Center for Science & Environment
Email: divyansh.u@cseindia.org
Mobile: +91-8318629764



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