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

The event is now completed


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.

  • 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 2 days ‘Impact Workshop cum Master Class’ has been organized which was 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 was as follows:

Date: 11th August 2021
Timing: 10AM - 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: 10AM - 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


Each workshop session included 10-12 presentations (10-12 minutes each) - power point/video or oral presentation with stories about the progress on individual/institutional action plan. The presentations focussed on how the enhanced knowledge and skills during training have been used to plan/design, implement case studies/project, policy reform or other enabling frameworks – guidelines/advisory etc. or report on workshop/seminar for sensitisation or training or teaching module/studio exercise to build community of practitioners.

The presentation session was followed with Q&A session and discussion in the end.


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



Agenda Day 1 Agenda Day 2
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Theme - Sustainable Water Management
Schedule & Speakers
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Webinar Recording
Welcome Address
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, CSE
Building Rainwater harvesters community of practice- Sri Lanka to South Asia
Tanuja Ariyananda, LRWHF, Sri Lanka
Building WSUDP community of practice in South Africa and Africa
Kirsty Carden, Future Water Institute (UCT), South Africa
Madurai Community led rejuvenation of Urban water commons – DHAN’s Experience in Madurai City
Venkatesan N, DHAN Foundation, Madurai
Mainstreaming Rainwater Harvesting System in industrial area projects: Bangladesh
Zahid Hossain, UNICEF, Bangladesh
Building enabling framework for sustainable urban water bodies management in Delhi
K.S. Jayachandran, Delhi Parks and Gardens Society
Academia partnership- pedagogy, action research and model projects for building sustainable habitat
Ashwani Luthra, GNDU, Amritsar
Rainwater Harvesting, FSM, DWWT in Sheohar and Nalanda Districts of Bihar
Vivek Sharan, Water for People, Delhi
Mainstreaming rainwater harvesting and DWWTs in Gurugram and surroundings
Shubhi Kesarwani, Gurujal, Gurugram
Knowledge partnership to strengthen capacities to develop water sensitive cities
Hina Zia, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Building Rainwater harvesters community of practice- Nepal to South Asia
Prakash Amatya, GUTHI, Nepal
Setting up techniques of traditional & modern rainwater harvesting systems
Anita Rana, Janhit Foundation, Meerut
Nationwide capacity building programme for improved water and sanitation aimed at achieving SDG-6
Kabindra Bikram Karki, Ministry of Water Supply Nepal
Theme - Sanitation, Wastewater and FSM
Schedule & Speakers
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Journey from a Student to Entrepreneur
Natasha Zarine, Ecosattva Environmental Solutions, Aurangabad
SaniPath- Capacity Building Initiative for CWIS
Suraja Raj, Emory University, USA
Deployment of Sanipath at Pandalam Municipality, Kerala
Ratish Menon, SCMS School of Engineering Technology, Kochi
Refining and contextualizing the Shit-Flow Diagram (SFD)
Paresh Chhajed, PhD Researcher, IIT-Bombay
IHE- CSE partnership on GSGS and GPLFSA
Mr. Damir Brdjanovic, IHE Delft/ GSGS, Netherlands
Use of SFDs in designing and implementing Sanitation Safety plan interventions for access to safe water in low income settlements of Dar-es-salam
Jacob Kihila, Senior Researcher, Ardhi University, Tanzania
Mainstreaming good practices in WASH-South Asia WASH Results Programme II
S.M. Tariquzzaman, Plan International, Bangladesh
Journey from a student to a WASH enterpreneur
Vikash Agarwal, Independent Expert, Assam
Water and Sanitation Safety plan for Brahmandiha, West Bengal
M. N Roy, President, Sigma Foundation
Designing and implementing high visibility Decentralized Wastewater treatment Facility including local reuse at Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh
Col. V.P.S. Narula, Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh
CSE-RCUES partnership for capacity building of State/ municipal functionaries and master trainers
Er. A K Gupta, Additional Director, RCUES, Lucknow
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
Thanks to the organisers to provide and organise a very useful and currently important event.
- Srinivasa Reddy Mandala
Thank You Prof. Zia for such a valuable lecture and giving thorough understanding about water urbanism
- Dr. Sandesh Yadav, JMI, New Delhi
Thanks to all interesting partnership related presentation with WASH. Thank you for all the presenters and organizers, it is very important for experience sharing across the global. It is useful please keep it up.
- Andualem Mamo Tsegaye
Great Job, wonderful integrated approach for water conservation and environment protection.
- P.Dorje Gyamba
Great Job by Mr A K. Gupta ji through RCUES within short period after MoU with CSE to generate the capacity building and implementation.
- Mukesh Sharma
Its great and pleasure to participate in this kind of highly informative event on the scientific, health, sanitization & environment subject. Thanks!
- Vinay Srivastava
It was an interesting and good learning opportunity. Thank you and really appreciate your team.
- Thulasi Abith
Thank you very much for the opportunity to present at the Impact workshop. It was great to see so many participants and as always it is good to collaborate with CSE. The impact of CSE alumni and partners is impressive and a testament to the reach of CSE!
- Suraja Raj, Emory University, USA
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
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