A Daylong Training Program on Rainwater Harvesting System

December 23, 2019

A Daylong Training Program on Rainwater Harvesting System

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DCEE), NSU organized a daylong (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) training event on Rainwater Harvesting System (RWHS) on 23 December, 2019 (Monday) at the SEPS Dean’s conference room. RAiN Forum, a nonprofit voluntary organization offered the training session in a joint collaboration with NSU to the undergraduate and graduate students from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science and Management Departments of NSU, BUET and Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University.


Figure 1: Presentation on design aspects of RWHS by Syed AzizulHaq, PEng.

RAiN Forum envisions to ensure sustainable rainwater management across the country by creating a knowledge sharing platform on rainwater study and harvesting for the engineers, scientists, architects, planners, administrators, students and academics. To objectify and promote this vision RAin Forum organizes various types of workshops, training sessions, seminars and awareness creating programs in universities, governmental and private institutes.

By his welcoming speech and sharing personal experience,Professor Dr. Javed Bari, Dean, SEPS inaugurated the program. Syed Azizul Haq, PEng., President of RAiN Forum, Ashraful Alum Ratan, Secretary of RAiN Forum and Jubaida Gulshan Ara, Member of RAiN Forum conducted the background presentation on country’s water crisis scenario and current status, future climate change impact, RWHS potential and design aspects. Followed by different sets of real life question and answer, this session perpetrated the basics of RWHS among the attendees.

Figure 2: Training on group based design approach in RWHS.

After the lunch break (at 2:00 pm) the training session was warmed by Dr. Mohidus Samad Khan, Project Manager, ESTex and Professor Iqbal Mujtaba, University of Bradford, UK for their valuable insights and research experience in the field ofsustainable industrial water management across the national and international periphery. On completion of the lectures the main part of the training session was initiated which is to design a RWHS for a given location and present the basis and justifications on which the design is established. The attendees were divided into four groups followed by brainstorming and discussion session on the various aspects of design considerations. Finally, the presentation of the group design with question and answer made the session more dynamic and intense.

In accomplishing the presentation on the group designs, the best participating award and certification among all the attendees was held with the presence of DCEE Chair Professor Dr. Mohammad Nazmul Islam. With the concluding remarks from Professor Dr. Mohammad Nazmul Islam and Syed Azizul Haq, PEng., the training session was come to the end, leaving an invaluable experience and exercise among the attendees for further research and consideration of RWHS in their professional design and decision making on sustainable water management issue of Bangladesh.

Figure 3: Group presentation on RWHS design.