International Exposure Visit on Septage and Faecal Sludge Management in Malaysia

Date:  August 7-9, 2017

Venue: Malaysia

*For select target audience*

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in partnership of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Ministry of Urban Development and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), and Ministry of Water Resources for River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India are converging and are supporting the “Capacity Building Initiative on Citywide Sanitation for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the Ganga Basin”.As shown in the map below, the selected cities are Bijnor, Chunar, Ramnagar and Gangaghat in Uttar Pradesh, Katihar, Buxar, Muzaffarpur and Bodhgaya in Bihar and Bansberia and Bongaon in West Bengal.

Till date, key officials from the flagship cities have participated in the first two trainings of preparation of city sanitation plan (Part 1 and Part 2 ), followed by a national field exposure - and the previous international exposure visit to Malaysia.

CSE in partnership with National Sewerage Company, Malaysia (Indah Water Konsortium, IWK) a wholly government company responsible for planning, designing and successful implementation of septage management in Malaysia, has put together another international exposure visit for officials to get the opportunity to gain exposure through interactions with the beneficiaries and implementers of projects / Best Management Practices [BMPs] in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Acknowledging the lack of skilled man power and capacities in urban local bodies, this exposure visit to Malaysia is being designed to further enhance the knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials to mainstreamthe reforms and inculcating the best management practices of septage / faecal sludge management.

Aim:Aim: To demonstrate successful implementation of Best Management Practices in the field of sustainable septage/ faecal sludge management in Malaysia.


  • To provide participants the opportunity to gain exposure through interactions with the beneficiaries and implementers of projects / BMPs in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.

  • To get exposure and holistic understanding on the techno-economic feasibility for planning, designing and implementing BMPs for sustainable septage / faecal sludge management.

  • To illustrate  cost effective, natural and successfully implemented projects in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia- across different scales.

Target Group: All Mayors , Municipal Commissioner /Senior Official (Alumni)  of target cities and State Special Secretary / Nodal Officer

*Nominated city officials are required to attend all three handholding trainings including national/international field exposure visit.

For more information, kindly contact:

Dr. Sumit Kumar Gautam
Programme Manager- Water Programme 
Phone no:9740197325
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

For further information, kindly contact:

Dr Suresh Rohilla
Programme Director- Water Programme 
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879