Handholding support for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans in 12 cities of Kerala (09-11 March, 2015): CSE - GIZ joint training programme


Ensuring citywide sanitation is challenging and needs involvement of various actors, agencies, city officials and experts in areas such as urban planning, sanitation, technical infrastructure and financing. One of the main issues in enabling city wide sanitation is lack of awareness and good City Sanitation Plan (CSP) with details on capital investments, adjustments of by-laws, adequate administrative structures and local expertise.    

CSE and Deutsche Gesell schaft  fur InternationaleZusammenarbeit – GIZ GmbH two year partnership (2014-16) under GIZ Sustainable Habitat Programme – Support to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) II  initiated rollout of handholding support to select states of India .  First,3 day training cum sensitization workshop  on Preparation of City Sanitation Plan including Septage Management was held from 10-12 December 2014 at New Delhi. The workshop was attended by 35 key state / city officials from target states – Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana, Kerala and Maharashtra.

The first handholding training on ‘Preparation of City Sanitation Plan - Part 1' for Kerala state was organised at Kerala institute of local administration (KILA), Thrissur, from 09-11 March 2015. The training was attended by 35 officials – Deputy Collectors, urban local bodies of 14 cities, representatives from Suchitwa Mission and faculty members from KILA. The participants are mainly the city officials from small and medium cities (namely Thrissur, Ponnani, Chittur Thathamangalam, Pala, Vadakara, Kannur, Thodupuzha, Mavelikkara, Attingal, Kalpetta, Kasargod and Maradu) from Kerala selected by the state to prepare CSPs in time bound manner.

List of Participants

For more details regarding the training and presentations of the sessions visit below websites.

For further details contact:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, CSE
Email: srohilla@cseindia.org

Dirk Walther, Senior Advisor, GIZ
Email: dirk.wather@giz.de

Participating cities (and population) of Kerala in the CSP training.




Urban Rainwater Harvesting: December 26-29, 201

“The course is very much useful considering long term aspects of drinking water shortage and cost analysis. The site visits and the video films shown during the programme were the best part of the RWH course as by seeing things you can actually get better knowledge. The issues raised are very important. The Municipal Corporation can propose a lot of measures for implementation of RWH. Awareness programmes can also be conducted”

P.N. Naik,
Chief Officer, Quepem Municipal Council, Goa


Urban Rainwater Harvesting: December 26-29, 2012

“I recommend this training programme because Tamil Nadu, which is my state in the Cauvery belt area there is acute water scarcity mostly all through the year. Hence the programme is very essential and important to everybody in our area. The best part of the course was the exercise on planning and designing of recharge and storage structures.”

N. Kamalanathan, Municipal Engineer, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu


Sustainable Decentralised Wastewater Treatment including Reuse/Recycle: January 15-18, 2013

“The training program is particularly good and valuable for us as we must keep ourselves updated about newer technologies in the field. It strengthened my technical skills and proved to be a great learning experience, especially with the practical deigning and planning sessions. I would recommend this course to fellow engineers so that we can work on implementing these new technologies in habitations.”

Yuvraj Giri.
Public Health Engineer, Nanital, Uttarakhand


Sustainable Decentralised Wastewater Treatment including Reuse/Recycle: January 15-18, 2013

“I would recommend this course to others as it concurs with the idea of decentralised wastewater treatment with least energy dependency. With further guidance, decentralised plants can be installed for municipal projects. The course was very effective and the lectures on decentralised wastewater treatment and soil biotechnology were excellent.”

Rijuta Gupta,
Junior Engineer, Delhi- South Zone


Sustainable Water Management with Special Focus on Water Sensitive Design and Planning including Urban Wetland Management: May 14-17, 2013

“Very good training, all of us got aware about the policies to adopt while making decision on urban water bodies planning and application of water sensitive designs.” - Mohammad Hanief, Public Health Engineering Department, Kashmir

“The training is very helpful as it shows how to conserve and mange water through different methodology of water sensitive and efficiency in urban water planning and design.”

S. Lyngdoh,
Public Health Engineer, Shillong, Meghalaya


Sustainable Decentralised Wastewater Treatment (Including Reuse and Recycle): July 23-26, 2013

“The workshop was really interesting and good source of knowledge for the waste water treatment and it's re-cycled and re-used. I congratulate CSE for conducting the training successfully. Indeed the faculty members who were rendering as resource persons were doing great job. However, I would request CSE to conduct few surveys related to RWH and waste water management in the North East states of India especially in Arunachal Pradesh.”

- Gyamar Tachung
Deputy Director (UD) Arunachal Pradesh