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

Dates: October 25 - 28, 2021
Exposure Visit Dates: October 28 - 30, 2021 (Optional)
Last Date to Apply: October15, 2021
Training Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Rajasthan)
Language: English
Training Type: Residential

No training fees for Government nominated officials.

(Limited Seats for other interested participants - Partial/Full Scholarships Available)


Small scale sewage treatment systems and local reuse in urban areas is key to achieving citywide water and sanitation. Decentralized wastewater, faecal 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 and AMRUT 2.0 be implemented by urban local bodies across country in a time bound manner. 

About the Training 

CSE has partnered with Department of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh, National Mission Clean Ganga and other states to mainstream citywide sanitation and effective wastewater, faecal sludge/ septage management. During past few years series of online trainings and webinar have been organized to sensitize managers, regulators, urban regulators and communities. CSE - School of Water and Waste (SWW) in collaboration with Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies - RCUES is offering this tailor made training on ‘Decentralized Wastewater, Faecal Sludge and Septage Management’ cum field exposure visit 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 (in Delhi – NCR and Odisha) giving an opportunity for participants to interact with real implementers as well as beneficiaries. 

Support ongoing efforts of cities in achieving citywide sanitation including water security.

Training Highlights

  • 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.

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.

Target Audience

  • Alumni of the online courses

  • 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  – 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.

For more information, kindly contact:

Training Coordinator

Dr. Sumita Singhal
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Mobile: +91 8884646146

Training Director

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



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Training 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)
Exposure Visit Fees
No exposure visit fee for Government nominated officials.
If any other participant is interested to attend field exposure visit, he/ she is supposed to pay herself/himself for the flights (to and fro to Odisha from Delhi) and lodging.
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
Benefits of Participation
  • No training fees for Government nominated officials (but all nominated officials are expected to attend all the sessions)
  • 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.
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
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, M. Tech Student, Shri Guru GobindSinghji Institute of Engineering and Technology
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 PalikaParishad, Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), India
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