Advanced Residential Training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Management and Local Reuse

Dates: May 10 - 13, 2022
Last Date to Apply: May 4, 2022
Course Duration: Three days (24 hours)
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan
Training Type: Residential 


As centralized solutions cannot be the whole sole problem solver for the urban sanitation, therefore small scale sewage treatment systems and local reuse is key to achieving citywide water and sanitation. Towards this an advisory under Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban on 'On-site and off-site sewage management practices' was issued by Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (hyperlink) in July 2020. Both centre / state governments and local bodies have included decentralized wastewater management as a key area of intervention to make cities water sensitive under ongoing national programmes (AMRUT 2.0, SBM 2.0, Namami Gange, Smart Cities).

CSE - School of Water and Waste (SW&W) aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies, and implementation strategies for citywide water and sanitation management, which will lay the foundations for a water and waste-prudent society. CSE also assists Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India as a Centre of Excellence in the area of sustainable urban water management aimed at mainstreaming reforms and capacity building of state/city official and published - A Practitioner’s Guide on Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP). The Centre also published 'Reinvent, Recycle, Reuse – Toolkit on Decentralised Wastewater Management and developed a web compendium 'MOUNT' an aggregator platform of various successfully implemented case studies on small scale nature based wastewater treatment and local reuse.

Aim of the training:

Build a cohort of practitioners and managers (both government and private) who will design and implement Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DWWTs).

Training Highlights:

  • Understand techno - economic feasibility of different nature based decentralized wastewater management.
  • Step by step designing and implementing decentralized wastewater treatment system (DWWTs) for local reuse including operations and management.
  • Develop understanding of enabling institutional, regulatory and policy frameworks. DWWM including stakeholder mapping and engagement.
  • Learn from real implementers and gain on-ground experience from successfully implemented BMPs. 

Training Design

The training will follow a mix method Harvard Case Method approach involving lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video. The participants will get an opportunity to plan and design Decentralised Wastewater Treatment System (DWWTs) as part of 'Do It Yourself' - group exercise.  

Target Participants

Architects, planners, engineers, researchers and other water and sanitation professionals working with consultancies, design firms, PMU, non - government organizations, universities and research centres etc.

Alumni of the online courses -

  • Basics of decentralised wastewater treatment and local reuse
  • Safe water, sanitation and health for all during and post COVID-19
  • The SaniPath Tool: assessing exposure to fecal contamination in urban settings
  • On site and Off Site Sewage Management for Citywide Sanitation – for urban local bodies in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Preparation of Water & Sanitation Safety Plans – for target Gram Panchayats in West Bengal.
  • CSE-NMCG Online Training on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse - Issues Challenges & Potential

Participants will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Participation’ on successful completion of the training programme. 

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Training Coordinator:

Mr. Jyoti Parsad
Programme Officer - Water Programme
Mobile: +91 8559838864





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Training Fees
For Indian Participants: INR 19,800 (for single occupancy accommodation) (Includes tuition fee, training material, external expert lectures and sessions, boarding and lodging, transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)
Limited full and part fellowships available!
Full Fellowship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Single occupancy accommodation and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations in Delhi.

Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs but covers full boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees. Single occupancy accommodation and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations in Delhi. Female participants are encouraged to apply and given preference in full / part fellowships.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed
Benefits of Participation
  • Participation certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after course completion
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the CSE School of Water and Waste
Alumni Feedback
Both days sessions as well as field visit were extraordinary, from the, classes-cultural-trek-practical exercise. CSE is such an example of quote" practicing than tons of academic knowledge". It is a platform for meeting people from different genres and connect, along with knowledge sharing is the strength of this workshop. Also the biodiversity is very rich in the campus. The practical session was biggest strength of the training."
- Ms. Poornima, Landscape Architect, Bangalore
"Thank you so much to the coordinator and entire CSE Team, for all the Very informative sessions and a very interactive training. Very well planned and managed, from subject knowledge to Laboratory visit, field visit and a self designing exercise. All within a Model Campus, Beautiful and Perfect."
- Ms. Sarika Vohara, Anand Vohara & Associates
"A very wonderful session on decentralized waste water management at AAETI as well as pleasant stay with nature with colleagues from different profession and different region at last thank u very much to training coordinator and associated staff."
- Mr. Davendra Singh, Farrukhabad Municipality
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