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A day long training program was conducted successfully in Dhaka WASA training center on 12th February 2017 which was organized by RAiN forum with the support from Wateraid Bangladesh. The theme of the workshop was ‘’Sustainable Urban Water Conservation and Management’’ where 25 university students from different discipline got the opportunity to be the participants of the workshop. Managing Director of the Dhaka WASA Engr. Taqsem A Khan inaugurated the program by a video conference and the program ended with the distribution of certificates among the participants. The Managing director of Dhaka WASA, himself honoured the participants by giving them the certificates. Retired chief engineer from Dhaka WASA, President and secretary of RAiN forum, program officer from Wateraid Bangladesh were also present.

The presentation of the Chief engineer of Dhaka WASA was on the water supplying system of Dhaka WASA while the president of RAiN forum, Syed Azizul Haq PEng, conducted training on rainwater harvesting system design and management. A case study on water management in urban area and a presentation on urban water scarcity and conservation were presented by the secretary of RAiN forum, Md. Ashraful Alum Ratan. In the daylong workshop, an exercise of rainwater harvesting design was held where the students divided them into groups to complete the assignments successfully.  Representative from Wateraid Bangladesh, Engr. Md. Tahmidul Islam, demonstrated their activities in different areas within the country and presented a presentation on rainwater harvesting and discussed about its importance and potentialities. The participants of the workshop were very delighted to get the opportunity to participate in this training and were confident that this training will help them to boost their knowledge and skills since they got the opportunities to exchange their views on sustainable water conservation and management with the leading national experts. After the daylong workshop, the final session ended with certificate distribution and photo session.

rwh15dec image 1IAB in association with RAiN Forum has organized a day long CPD workshop on Rain Water Harvesting System and Modeling

One day Training Program on RWH System, Policies about RWH in Bangladesh (covering BNBC and RAJUK), Water crisis and Potential of Rainwater Harvesting in Bangladesh: Urban and Rural, Basic Design of Rainwater Harvesting for Multi Storied Building, Monitoring and Maintenance of RWHS, Sensitization and Way Forward. It was followed by group Exercise & presentation.


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WaterAid in Bangladesh organized an international training course on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment & Reuse-DWAT in collaboration with Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India from 3-6 March 2012 at CCDB, Hope Centre Savar. It’s the 2nd batch DWAT training for sector professionals. A total of 59 sector professionals are trained up on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Reuse since December 2010.

The course is especially designed for civil engineers, architects, urban planners and NGO professionals working on WaSH. A total of 28 participants from Universities, Govt. departments, NGOs and private entrepreneurs participated in the training course.

The prime objective of the training course was to transfer the technical know-how regarding decentralised wastewater treatment among the sector professionals to create evidence for broader policy advocacy.

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RAiN Forum in Bangladesh (www.rainforum.org) in collaboration with International Training Network Centre, BUET (ITN-BUET), which was 'Training Program on Rainwater Harvesting System’ held from 22-23 December, 2012 at ITN-BUET Seminar Room, Dhaka.

The training course has been designed for civil engineers, architects, urban planners, environmentalists, academicians working in the government and non-government organizations, semi-government organizations, universities and private organizations who are interested to learn more about theory, practice (design), policies and legal aspects of rainwater harvesting in practical fields. Few seats will also be allocated for students of Level 4 & 5 of reputed Universities.

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WaterAid organised training on urban rainwater harvesting and decentralised wastewater management systems held on 23-27 Sep 2012 at BCDM, Savar. A total of 23 sector professionals trained up on urban rainwater harvesting and decentralised wastewater management systems. Participants were from GoB officials (LGI, Health Engineering Department), Universities and other educational institute as well as from NGOs. Facilitators were from Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)- India, DWASA, PWD, Dhaka University and University of Asia Pacific(UAP), Dhaka.

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WaterAid in Bangladesh organised a training of trainers'course on WatSan point mapper held on 8-13 September 2012 at BCDM, Savar. A total of 16 participants from different discipline participated in this course. Participants were from WaterAid, Plan Bangladesh, HYSAWA, UPPR of UNDP, Khulna University, and DPHE, Dhaka. The training course divided into 2 batches. First batch held on 8-10 Sep 2012 whereas the other held on 11-13 Sep 2012. Joseph Pierce, Technical Adviser, WaterAid UK facilitated this training.

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WaterAid organised a consolidation workshop on initiatives, practices and experiences of promoting Urban Rainwater Harvesting System (URHS) on 27 February 2013 in Dhaka. This workshop was open for training fellows received training from WaterAid and Rain Forum events organised during August 2010 to February 2013. The prime objectives of the workshop were to:

re-energize rainwater harvesting promoters.

obtain a stock list of initiatives on promotion of urban rainwater harvesting in Bangladesh

encourage good initiatives and practices.

draw a way forward for promoting urban rainwater harvesting.

A total of 36 participants including WaterAid attended in this workshop. Initiatives and experiences on promoting urban rainwater harvesting shared by representatives of BUET, North South University (NSU) Bangladesh, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), BRAC University, Dustho Swastho Kendra (DSK), Nabolok-Paikgacha Pourashava, Public Works Department (PWD) and Rain Forum. Representatives from University of Information Science and Technology (UITS), Dhaka and Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet shared their reflections regarding strategic partnership with WaterAid for promoting rainwater harvesting. Rain Forum shared their updates and next course of actions. WaterAid encouraged urban rainwater harvesting champions for their good initiatives and practices belong to different professional arena. WaterAid extended thanks to all participants and expressed a positive feeling to extend its technical support for promoting rainwater harvesting in Bangladesh.