Water Resilience in Historic Cities


Training Urban design and urban conservation professionals in understanding water vulnerabilities and making urban centres water resilient.

Course Objectives

To understand historic cities with relation to their water resources, catchment areas and urbanization patterns thereby intervening in a manner to make them self sufficient in water and climate resilient through appropriate urban infrastructure, planning and policy.

Learning Outcomes

Understanding the water stresses/conditions or water-based stresses that may impact the city’s water basin or its urban fabric and architecture.

Assess the resilience of the city’s water basin, and its geographical and intervened edge conditions

Generate and appraise interventions that yield greater resilience for the city’s water basin/ conditions and its geographical and intervened edge conditions.

Course Duration

8 weeks, Once a week.

Course Frequency

Every Year

Course Format

Elective/Lectures/ Presentation