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

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Date: October 25 - 28, 2021
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Rajasthan)
Language: English

CSE - School of Water and Waste (SWW) organized a 3 days Advanced Training Programme on ‘Decentralized Wastewater, Faecal Sludge and Septage Management’ from October 25-28 for selected cohort of alumni of previous trainings and selected individuals with prior knowledge of the subject. This training focused on providing practical and hands-on experience to design and implement decentralized wastewater, faecal sludge and septage management including field visit to successfully running Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (DWWT) projects.

The training was held at state-of-art residential facility, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Neemli, Rajasthan.

The training style was based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’ with interactive sessions including practical work done by trainers/trainees. The training was 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. The participants also got 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.

Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been rolled out by admin dept. of CSE to maintain safety measures during the residential training at AAETI.

A total of 22 participants from diverse background attended the training programme, which comprises the Technical Officials from UP Jal Nigam, SUDA Jharkhand, Water for People, IWA, RCUES, PWD Jammu & Kashmir, SBM – Urban Uttar Pradesh State, Researchers from JNU etc.

The participants arrived in CSE head office on 25th October 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 second day of the training started with AAETI #campus #tour where I have showcased various wastewater treatment systems (DWWTs, SBT, Improved Septic Tank) at #AAETI. Later on the the classroom training formally started with a room mapping session by Dr. Sumita Singhal followed by a context setting session by Dr. Suresh Rohilla, Sr & Academic Director at CSE. Further, participants learned about onsite sanitation systems, tools and approaches for wastewater and sanitation, Shit Flow Diagram (SFD), FSM planning, faecal sludge treatment technologies, Deep Row Entranchment (DRE) etc. Participants were taken through some hands on exercises related to Septage quantification, designing planted drying or sludge drying beds.

Day 3 Started with a session on cotreatment followed by a hands on exercise on designing a co-treatment facility which was facilitated by an International Expert Mr. Dorai Narayana. Further to this participants were taken through a documentary on co-composting of faecal sludge with municipal organic waste. Post lunch, the sessions were focussed on decentralized wastewater treatment incl. sessions on planning & designing of DWWTs and various technological options for treating wastewater at decentralized level. Participants performed a hands on exercise on designing a DWWTs for institution and residential township. The participants also visited our EML/FSM laboratory at AAETI and had an engaging discussion with Mr. Vinod, Sr. Scientist.

The day end up with a feedback session and certificate distribution. Participants showed a very encouraging and positive feedback on the training content, methodology and arrangements regarding COVID-19 precautions.  

Next day early morning we departed from AAETI to Delhi.

In further, as a part of state support to Uttar Pradesh, a two day exposure visit to Odisha was conducted from October 28-29, 2021 in collaboration with RCUES Lucknow. 15+ Executive Officers including Divisional Programme Managers (SBM UP) were a part of this cohort.

Under this exposure visit, participants visited the decentralised wastewater treatment system at IARI, PUSA facilitated by Dr. Ravinder Kaur on 28th and later departed to Odisha to visit faecal sludge treatment plant at Bhubaneshwar and co-treatment facility at Puri on 29th October. Participants were provided with the opportunity to witness and gain exposure to Odisha's septage / faecal sludge management approach.

During the visit, Odisha Water Academy (OWA) and PMU E&Y supported the visit by conducting sessions on the State's journey on FSSM and policy level interventions adopted for mainstreaming it at State level. It was a fruitful visit and concluded with a high note with excellent feedback from the 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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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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