2nd Online Impact Workshop cum Master Class on Capacity building initiative for Citywide Water and Sanitation Management

Training is an investment for all involved: the learner and his/her organisation, the course developer, the trainer and the organisation sponsoring the training. Measuring the effectiveness of training efforts can both demonstrate the value of those resource investments and improve the quality of future training. Process evaluation and feedback during and at the end of each training focuses on how well the elements of the training were conducted, while outcome evaluation focuses on whether the training elicited desired results.

CSE capacity building initiative over the past decade and under the aegis of School of Water and Waste (SWW)– a unit established in 2018 combined together has 6000+ alumni – change makers, practitioners, regulators and managers involved in pushing for innovative polices principles, innovative technologies, and on ground implementation strategies which lay the foundations for a water and waste-prudent society. For details:  https://www.cseindia.org/page/school-waterwaste.

During the launch of the SWW in 2018, a two-day planning meeting was held on May 21-22, 2018 in AAETI which was attended by several eminent national and international experts to deliberate upon conceptualising the School, and its courses, curricula and faculty. For details: https://www.cseindia.org/cse-to-launch-india-s-first-state-of-art-school-of-water-and-waste-8723. The aim and purpose of this meeting was to identify knowledge and skill gaps in the area of city wide water and sanitation, knowledge exchange on best experience and learnings to bridge in the capacity building of individuals and institutions and to foster collaboration to strengthen research, advocacy and capacity building aimed at creating ‘change agents’ – water manager and leaders. During this meeting following goals were also set to achieve in the years to come for SWW.T

  • Foster research and build upon national and international knowledge exchange programmes
  • Showcase and learn from best practices in the global South, developing as a global centre of knowledge exchange.
  • Develop a cadre of practitioners who will disseminate knowledge by making changes on ground, thus creating multipliers.
  • Publish peer reviewed articles and reports covering diverse aspects (political, technological, social, financial and environmental) of water and sanitation sector.

Taking this agenda forward, a 3 days ‘Impact Workshop cum Master Class’ is being organized which is a part of the two-part series events to re-connect with alumni and resource persons for evaluation and assessment aimed to achieve higher outcomes of capacity building interventions. Proceedings of the first ‘Impact Workshop cum Master Class ‘of alumni held on 29th-30th June, 2020 can be accessed here - https://www.cseindia.org/online-impact-workshop-cum-master-class-10189.  

The format of the Impact workshop cum masterclass will be as follows:

Date: 11th August 2021
Timing: 9.30AM - 1.30PM

Theme: Sustainable Water Management

  • Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Green Infrastructure and Nature Based Solutions
  • Urban Lake Management
  • Water and Communication
  • Tools and Approaches for Citywide Water management
  • Mainstreaming Water-Energy Nexus in Wake of Climate Change
  • Green Infrastructure Knowledge Conclave 2020

Date: 12th August 2021
Timing: 9.30AM - 1.30PM

Theme: Sanitation, Wastewater and Faecal Sludge/Septage Management

  • Tools and Approaches for Citywide Sanitation
  • Citywide Inclusive Sanitation
  • City Sanitation Plans & Faecal Sludge Management
  • Excreta Flow Mapping – Shit Flow Diagrams
  • Decentralised Wastewater Treatment including Local Reuse
  • SaniPath
  • Water and Sanitation Safety Plan
  • SFD Week Knowledge Conclave-2019

Date: 13th August 2021: Aspirational Talks by Invited Global and National Experts.

  • First Session (Theme 1) : 10AM - 12.30PM
  • Second Session (Theme 2) : 3PM - 5.30PM

For registration click here!

If you are an Alumni of CSE –SWW or CSE institutional partner and interested to be a speaker at the Impact workshop to share your experience on above mentioned objectives, kindly submit a short abstract (max 500 words) of your presentation before 18th July, 2021 to the undersigned coordinators.

Workshop Coordinators


Ms. Nupur Srivastava (Theme – Sustainable Water Management)
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Mobile: +91-7506843420
Email: nupur.srivastava@cseindia.org


Dr. Sumita Singhal (Theme–Sanitation Wastewater and FSM)
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Mob: +91 8884646146
Email: sumita.singhal@cseindia.org

Academic Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, 
School of Water & Waste, AAETI
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org



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Benefits of Participation
  • Top 10 impactful alumni will be awarded a Certificate as “Water Champion” which will be judged by the eminent panel of jury members.
  • Top 10 impactful alumni stories will get a full fellowship to attend a 3-day residential training cum knowledge conclave at AAETI for Water Champions / Fellows Training in 2021-22.
Target Audience
Alumni from Global South (India, Bangladesh, SriLanka, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana) who attended offsite and online trainings, workshops, knowledge conclave and field exposure visits under SWW at CSE
Moderators of the Workshop
Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director,
Centre for Science and Environment,
New Delhi
(Academic Director, School of Water and Waste)
Nupur Srivastava
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Sumita Singhal
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Alumni Impact Stories from previous workshop
CSE workshop shines spotlight on ‘capacity-building’ for water conservation needs
Capacity building for water conservation needs: A young mind at work
How an urban planner undertook green recovery in Telangana’s 72 ULBs
How civil engineers lead lake rejuvenation in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
An environment engineer shows how sanitation safety planning helped Kochi Municipal Corp
How to make citywide sanitation plans: Bangladesh man shows the way
Capacity building key to mainstreaming onsite sanitation management
How an environmental engineer used faecal sludge management to make his Telangana town clean