Advanced Residential Training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse

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The School of Water and Waste, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi in support with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), is organizing a 3-day advanced residential training Programme on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse. The training will mainly focus on planning and designing of decentralised wastewater treatment systems at different scales including local reuse aspects as well as regulatory and policy frameworks.

The training will follow a mix method Harvard Case Method approach which includes lectures, in-class exercises, interactive discussions and audio-video. The participants will get an opportunity to plan and design DWWTs as part of ‘Do It Yourself’ – group exercise. 


Buildingacohort of government practitioners who will be handling the designing and implementation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DWWTs).


  • Central/ State/ Municipal functionaries, Planners, Engineers, Architectsworking in government organizations like Town & Country Planning/ Municipal Administration Department, State Urban Development Authorities, Jal Nigam, Water and Sewerage Boards etc.
  • Officials dealing with schemes/missions like - AMRUT, Smart Cities Mission, Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban), Swachh Bharat Mission (U), Atal BhujalYojana, NamamiGange etc. 


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

Proceedings of the training:

The advanced level training on DWWTS and Local Reuse brought together 28 passionate government officials from diverse regions of India, including Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

Day 1 started with a warm welcome and an engaging ice-breaking session. We delved deep into the current status of water and wastewater scenarios at global and India level and the need for wastewater management in India, followed by discussing the paradigm shift towards decentralized nature based wastewater treatment. Various wastewater conveyance systems and DWWTS technologies available in India were also discussed in the second half of the day.

Day 2 started with a comprehensive recap of Day 1, followed by an interactive session on the procedure of DPR preparation along with cost analysis and resource recovery aspects. In addition, participants gained in-depth knowledge regarding the planning and step by step designing process of a DWWTS leading into hands-on DIY exercise.

Day 3 started with gaining understanding about the implementation, operation and maintenance, commissioning and monitoring protocols of DWWTs project at institutional and public spaces. Followed by sampling and testing protocols for wastewater management.  The day concluded with a field visit to the AAETI’s Rain water harvesting and wastewater treatment systems.

This training program wrapped up with valuable feedback from participants and the distribution of well-earned certificates. 


For more information, kindly contact:

Training Coordinator

Ms. Umra Anees
Water Programme, CSE
Phone: +91 9773518511



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