Advanced Training Programme on Decentralized Wastewater, Faecal Sludge and Septage Management

Limited Partial/Full Scholarships 

About the Training
Rapid urban growth and unplanned development across global south citieshas led to poor provisioning of basic services such as access to water and sanitation. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) report 2019, around 2.2 billion people around the world do not have access to safely-managed drinking water and 4.2 billion lack safe sanitation services. Decentralized wastewater, fecal sludge and septage management particularly in urban areas is one of the recommended solutions by experts as well as widely recognized by governments including the recently launched nation mission by the Government of India - Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) 2.0 to be implemented by urban local bodies across country in a time bound manner. 

CSE - School of Water and Waste (SWW) has organized various online trainings to sensitize manager, regulators and others involved in promoting sustainable and affordable sanitation. This 4 days Advanced Training Programme on ‘Decentralized Wastewater, Faecal Sludge and SeptageManagement’ is for selected cohort of alumni (see details in target participants and fellowships criteria) and selected individuals with prior knowledge of the subject. This training focuses on providing practical and hands-on experience to design and implement decentralized wastewater,  faecal sludge and septage management including field exposure visit to successfully running FSTP and DWWT project sites giving an opportunity for participants to interact with real implementers as well as beneficiaries. 

The training will be held at its state-of-art residential facility, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Neemli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems. 

Support ongoing efforts of cities in achieving citywide sanitation including – Swachh Survekshan 2021, achieving ODF++ / Water+. 

Learning Objectives

  • Mapping of excreta flow using Shit Flow Diagram (SFD).
  • Planning and designing for faecal sludge / septage management and decentralized wastewater treatment including local reuse.
  • Financial aspects of FSSM & DWWTs – different business model including operation and maintenance, cost recovery and life cycle costs. 
  • Field visit of successfully running decentralized wastewater and faecal sludge treatment plants and opportunity to learn from implementers and interact with real beneficiaries.

Target Participants

  • Alumni of the online courses organized by CSE SWW in 2020-21:
    • Basics of decentralized 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.
  • Managers, regulators, officials from municipalities / development authorities, representatives from PMU/ PSU and other individual practitioners/consultants, researchers, academia with prior basic knowledge or relevant experience working in water and sanitation sector is a prerequisite. Pre-read material will be provided for all selected participants. 

Training Methodology
The training style is based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’ with interactive sessions including practical work done by trainers/trainees. The training will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, and interaction with experts, discussions, field visit and documentary films to highlight the best management practices in this sector. Furthermore, the training is complimented by sessions and discussions on existing case studies which demonstrate the recommended actions and interventions for sustainable sanitation management.The participants will also get an opportunity to learn about different approaches, technologies and business models with focus on planning and designing FSSM and decentralized wastewater treatment systems through hands on exercise called ‘Do It Yourself’- group exercise.

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Training Coordinator:-

Dr. Sumita Singhal
Programme Manager- Urban Water & Waste Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 244 
Mob. +91 8884646146


Training Director:-

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




COVID19 Protocols for AAETI Campus
Course Fees
INR 26,400 (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)
Fellowships Available
Full Fellowship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Preference will be given to alumni and representatives of CSE partner institutions.Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro to Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs but covers full boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees. Single occupancy accommodation at AAETI 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
Alumni Feedback
The training on decentralized wastewater management organized by CSE was very good. “I will try to introduce Decentralised Wastewater Treatment systems in future projects as sustainable development.”

Md. Khalekuzzaman, Lecturer, BUET, Bangladesh
CSE is an outstanding organization. It was a great experience of attending a fruitful training programme organized by CSE. The implementation of DWWTs and Rainwater Harvesting inside the campus is a best practice which impacted us very much. The same can be implemented in office buildings across Odisha. The trainers are highly interactive and have worked in ULBs.

Mr. Prasanta Kumar Mohapatra, Project Director, OWSSB, Bhubaneswar, India
Thank you so much for the opportunity. It was a wonderful experience for me at the AAETI campus. The training program on FSM was really interesting, informative and excellent. I feel it has given me enough to explore my knowledge in the field of urban water and sanitation. I would definitely love to return to the AAETI campus and learn more.

Pankaj Shukla, Junior Research Associate, Center for Water and Sanitation (C-WAS), CEPT University, India
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.

Vaishali Soti, Food and Sanitary Inspector, Nagar Palika Parishad, Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), India
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