Advanced Residential Training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Management and Local Reuse

School of Water and Waste (SWW) at CSE successfully completed an Advanced Residential Training on Decentralized Wastewater Management and Local Reuse at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) from 11-13 May, 2022.

The participants arrived at CSE head office a day before on 10th May and explored green features incl. 8 KLD DWWT system and RWH system implemented at CSE campus. After that we have departed from Delhi to AAETI for the further sessions.

The day one of the training started with room mapping exercise followed by a context setting and keynote address by Mr. Depinder Singh Kapur, Programme Director at CSE. The day was majorly focused on the contextualization of DWWTs in WSUDP Approach, institutional and regulatory frameworks, different conveyance systems and technological options for decentralised approach. Apart from the sessions, participants performed a debatable exercise on decentralised and centralised approach. An expert session was also organized on Jalopchar Technology which was delivered by Dr. Ravinder Kaur (Principal Scientist, IARI). Following that participants were exposed to CSE's EML/FSM laboratory to get an idea of sample analysis and various apparatus/equipments used for the same. The day 1 was ended up with AAETI campus tour where participants were taken to the various wastewater treatment systems (DWWTs, SBT, Improved Septic Tank) as well as rainwater harvesting system to showcase the example of wastewater treatment and RWH at institutional scale. In later evening a self paced chaat party and cultural night programme was organised by AAETI management.

The next day early morning participants were taken to a short Trek on nearby aravali hills. On day two, we had with us two guest speakers from reputed organisations like CDD Society and ESTPL (subsidiary org. of NEERI). The first half of the day 2 of the training programme covered a session on economics and lifecycle resource recovery of DWWTs by Mr. Andrews Jacob (Project Manager, CDD Society) following that Phytorid technology and in-situ nullah treatment was explained by Mr. Vivek Jangde (Dy. General Manager, ESTPL). The second half of the day 2 covered a session on planning and designing of DWWT system which was followed by a comprehensive hands-on 'DIY' exercise on planning and designing a DWWT system for institutional and residential township. As an outcome of the final exercise, participants presented their planning and detailed calculation. We have also given prizes to the best group of the final exercise as well as few prizes in different categories to encourage the participants. The day 2 was concluded with a session on implementation, operation & maintenance and monitoring protocols of DWWT system.

On day 3 early morning we have departed from AAETI to Delhi for the field visit at IARI, PUSA to get better idea of Jalopchar Technology implemented for residential colonies and example of reusing the treated water for irrigation purposes.

We have received 360 degree good feedback from participants in terms of content, methodology, organization of the training, time management, field visit and co-curricular activities.



"Well designed and coordinated training. Both the facilitator cum trainer had done an excellent job. They made sure everyone is heard and no one left behind with any doubt. DIY exercise was excellently designed and very helpful, I learned planning and design of DWWTs. Peer group was fantastic and harmonious."
- Mr. Sagar Gupta, Manipal University, Jaipur
"Thank you so much CSE team for giving me this learning opportunity regarding Decentralised Wastewater Management with Local Reuse and making this three days memorable and enjoyable. It was a well managed and fruitful training.”
– Mr. A Sarbeswar Achari, WaterAid India
"I extend my gratitude and a big thank to training coordinators and resource persons for conducting this fantastic training program. I also extend my thanks to all the participants who made this training an interactive and cross-learning platform. It was a delightful opportunity to meet so wonderful people in this training.”
- Mr. Tanweer Ikram Ahmed, WASH Institute
“Overall training was excellent. Many thanks to CSE team for providing us an opportunity to learn decentralised wastewater management techniques through classroom sessions as well as live examples at site. Being technical official, it was a good learning platform for me.
- Mr. Prempal Singh, Auraiya Municipality (Uttar Pradesh)