Advanced Residential Training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse

Dates: December 21 – 23, 2021
Last Date to Apply: December 14, 2021
Course Duration: Three days (24 hours)
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan
Training Type: Residential

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed


CSE - School of Water and Waste (SW&W) aims to establish policy principles, innovative technologies, and implementation strategies for city wide 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.

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 water 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).

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, non - government organizations, universities and research centres

Alumni of the online courses -

  • Basics of decentralised wastewater treatment and local reuse
  • Safe water, sanitation and health for all during and postCOVID-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

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Training Coordinator:

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

Training Director:

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI



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Course Fee
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.
Benefits of Participation
  • Course participation/completion 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
Participants will be awarded a ‘Certificate of Completion’ upon successful completion of the training programme.
Alumni Feedback
Thanks to CSE Team for organizing a great course. The presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about practical examples which all made this training really enjoyable and informative. Overall it was a great experience in AAETI where our trainers did their best to train us. I would like to thank all the trainers for their energetic efforts because It was the best training I ever had in my life.
Mr. Ankur Choudhary,
Assistant Project Manager;
JS Water Energy Life Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Overall, the training experience was excellent. The sessions as well as hospitality and atmosphere were great at AAETI. I would like to thank CSE team for their best efforts in preparing engaging sessions with brainstorming exercises. Supporting staff was also great. I hope, in coming days I would be able to implement something on ground by applying my learnings from this training.
Mr. Abhijit Waghre, Urban Fellow at Indian Institute for Human Settlements,
I liked the training programme and specially site visit to BMPs. It was a good experience to attend the training programme. I have learnt many things by site visit as well as lectures. I would like to attend such kind of training programmes in future as well.
Ms. Vaishali Soti, Food and Sanitary Inspector,
Nagar Palika Parishad, Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), India