Capacity Development

An important capstone product of Water Solutions Lab is the advanced training of students, and young water professionals in environmental and development planning using cutting-edge information technology along with latest advancements in Earth system data processing and management.  Water Solutions Lab through PhD programs and MOOCs will train the next-generation water scientists and practitioners, who will focus together on key planning challenges, adopting and capitalizing on the best state-of-the-art science, technology, and water assessment tools and promoting expanded use of integrated and ecosystem-based approaches to the design of future water security systems. This component of the effort will be done in conjunction with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Water Future will tap into its global “contact list” of the world’s best water researchers, engineers and technologists, economists and policymakers as the trainers. Water Solutions lab training is targeted at creating self-sufficient, in-country capabilities to monitor, assess, and apply.  The Solutions Lab will also develop a competency map to identify skills, knowledge and abilities required in urban water management in Bengaluru.