CSE Webinar: Managing Faecal Sludge in Rural Areas

Sunita Narain, director general, CSE
Sushmita Sengupta, programme manager, rural water and sanitation programme, CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to our weekly webinar, anchored by Sunita Narain. A new manual from CSE -- Toolkit: Managing Faecal Sludge in Rural Areas – will be released on the occasion.

The coronavirus pandemic teaches us that everybody must have access to public health and clean water, so that nobody is left out and nobody can be the carrier of the virus. We know that massive numbers of people in our rural regions do not have access to clean water. But what is worse is that if we do not safely treat and reuse faecal sludge, it will end up contaminating the available sources of water, reducing supply or adding to the health burden of communities.

This is why this work becomes so critical, particularly in the COVID-19 world. Our toolkit details the emerging technologies to treat faecal sludge. In India, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) has put the focus not just on the provisioning of working toilets but also on managing liquid and solid excreta. Our effort through this manual is to provide information about on-site faecal sludge technologies and on decentralised systems that could treat human excreta for safe reuse.

Join us to know more about what is working on the ground, and the challenges and opportunities to get these technologies operational.

For any assistance: Sukanya Nair of The CSE Media Resource Centre, sukanya.nair@cseindia.org / 8816818864