With rapid urbanization and expansion of city boundaries, a number of water bodies in urban areas are facing issues of over exploitation, encroachment, discharge of industrial effluents /domestic sewage and uncontrolled siltation. This results in the destruction of the water body and its catchment area. For prevention of pollution, conservation and restoration of wetlands, the government has come up with different policies and acts. 

Realising the fact that context matters and the challenges and solutions would be unique for each lake’s management, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing anonline course on ‘Urban Lake Management’.The course is based on demand and understanding the need of building capacity of stakeholders involved in urban lake management.


To sensitize various stakeholders/practitioners to the basic principles and processes of urban lake management for water and environmental sustainability in urban areas. 


  • Improved knowledge on urban lake management – the concepts, tools and techniques.
  • Understanding of lake as a source of urban water supply, groundwater recharge and wastewater treatment
  • Exposure to the process of Urban Lake Management  Plan
  • Develop a community of practice who would be interested to upgrade their skills through advance training programme on Urban Lake Management


  • Theme 1: Urban Lakes: Context and significance
  • Theme 2: Science of  Lakes
  • Theme 3: Social, economic and administrative aspects of urban lakes
  • Theme 4: Urban Lake Management  Plan 

Course Work

The course comprises of self-study, state-of-art learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries and other audio material. It will facilitate interaction amongst participants through online forums and discussions. It will be interactive with several interesting assessment exercises and quizzes.

Participants will also get a chance to interact and learn from experts at CSE and abroad through online interactions and a webinar. The webinars are mandatory to attend for all the participants and will add up to 5 marks to the overall final scores of the course.