First Planning Meeting of the School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute

Date: May 21-22, 2018

Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI - a unit of CSE), Nimli, Dist. Alwar, Rajasthan

Language: English


CSE has emerged as a nodal center for capacity building, research, innovation and practice on sustainable, decentralised and affordable water/wastewater management, city wide sanitation and faecal sludge/ septage management at global platform. The centre has conducted several short training programmes and national exposure visits for municipal functionaries and trainers across India, Africa and South Asia.

CSE is also a designated Center of Excellence and National Key Resource entre for the Central Ministries of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Environment and several state governments for capacity building of municipal functionaries, regulators and managers. The centre has existing 32 partnerships and tie ups with key institutions / universities which includes - Columbia University (USA); UNESCO IHE (Netherlands); WEDC Loughborough, University of Leeds and Lancaster University (UK); EAWAG SANDEC (Switzerland); Water Training Institute (Kenya); AIT Bangkok (Thailand); Water Research Commission, University of Cape Town & University of Kwa Zulu Natal (South Africa) and several others including several premier institutes in India.

CSE’s water programme is geared to help build institutional and technical capacities of key agencies and practitioners for mainstreaming sustainable and affordable water and wastewater management. In continuation of these efforts, a School of Water and Waste at AAETI was proposed as part of the bigger agenda to build sustainable capacities among practitioners around city wide water and sanitation.

The School would be first of its kind in India as there is no school of water and waste in the country that offers inter-disciplinary, trans-national, practice-based courses on city wide water and sanitation, along with on-site implementation exposure and access to the India’s first faecal sludge testing laboratory.

In this context, a Planning meeting of the School of Water and Waste with select 25-30 key national and international experts, representing academia, NGO, research institutes, government organisations, service provider etc. is being organised at AAETI Nimli, Rajasthan.

The aim of the meeting is to lay the foundation of the School by bringing together expertise from diverse sectors and countries. This would also be a platform to identify knowledge gaps, resource persons, target group, exchange opportunities for faculty / students and develop course curriculum and partnerships with other institutions.


For invited participants only

For more information about the planning meeting please contact:

Programme Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director - Water Management 

Programme Coordinator(s)

Mr. Rudresh Kumar Sugam - Water Management 
Senior Programme Manager
Email: rudresh.sugam@csein

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager - Water Management