3rd Online Training 'Offsite and Onsite Management of Sewage for Citywide Sanitation'

Date: September 23-24, 2020

CSE, Programme Support to DoUD Uttar Pradesh for Citywide Sanitation, in collaboration with RCUES conducted the third 2-day training on 'Onsite and Offsite Management of Sewage for Citywide Sanitation'. The training was attended by around 35 city officials from Uttar Pradesh.

The objective of the training was to sensitize the officials on the Advisory issued by Swachh Bharat Mission - Urban 'Onsite and Offiste Sewage Management Practices'.

The training was inaugurated by Shri A K Gupta, Additional Director, RCUES and Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Director CSE.

The Day-1 of the training focused on a brief over-view and recommendations by the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) advisory.

The advisory stresses on the development of City Sanitation Plans in lines with the National Urban Sanitation Policy 2008, using Shit Flow Diagram tool to assess the existing sanitation scenario of a city, using an appropriate mix of Onsite and Offsite solution to achieve Citywide Sanitation.

The Advisory stresses on the implementation of effective Faecal Sludge and Septage Management to ensure effective functioning of the Onsite Sanitation Systems.
The documents also stresses on offsite solutions at different scales i.e. Decentralized and Community-Level to complement centralized sewerage schemes and Onsite / FSSM solutions.

Day-1 also had a session on Shit Flow Diagram tool and sensitized the participants on how SFD tool can be used for advocacy, planning and monitoring of sanitation interventions. The session also briefly introduced the participants on how to generate an SFD using online graphic generator.

Day-2 of the training deep-dived into the issues and challenges of effective Faecal Sludge and Septage Management and briefly discussed on the solutions cities can implement. The second session on the day focused on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and sensitized the participants on how to plan and implement a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment in the cities.