National Field Exposure Visit on Septage and Faecal Sludge Management

Date: July 31 - August 04, 2017

Venue: Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi

CSE is assisting the National Mission Clean Ganga - Namami Gange programme and Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) in target cities of Ganga basin states (namely Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal) in planning for city-wide sanitation including non-sewered areas and effective septage /faecal sludge management to further strengthen Ganga river pollution abatement.  

This initiative of CSE aims  to handhold Ganga basin towns/cities for the preparation of city sanitation plans and a model sanitation city  with a focus on effective septage/faecal sludge management. The programme is centred around a five stage training programme with the aim to capacitate key state and non state actors in preparation of city owned and implementable CSPs. 

In this regard, CSE has successfully organized one national and one international field exposure visit early this year to showcase the best practices to effectively manage fecal sludge & septage and decentralsed wastewater treatment systems. Furthering its efforts,  CSE announces  second national field exposure visit for the target cities.  

Acknowledging the lack of skilled man power and capacities in urban local bodies, the national field exposure visit is designed in order to enhance knowledge, skills and attitude of city officials for the mainstreaming of reforms and best management practices of septage / faecal sludge management. Most of the ten selected cities in the Ganga Basin are now at the stage of setting up their pilot/model project on DWWTs/FSTP, hence this exposure visit will provide a medium to officials to directly interact with implementers / beneficiaries ofthe BMPs of septage / faecal sludge management across India. This will further result in giving the city officials a hands-on experience on how to plan, design and implement such systems. 

Aim: To demonstrate successfull implementation of sustainable septage / faecal sludge management Best Management Practices (BMPs) across Indian cities.



  • To provide the opportunity to interact and gain exposure through beneficiaries and implementers of projects / BMPs implemented in urban cities of India. 

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

  • To show cost effective, natural and successfully implemented projects across select Indian cities across different scales.


For maintaining continuity we expect the state / municipal functionaries (municipal commissioner / senior officials) who participated in previous trainings (part I and forthcoming part II training).

Target Group: Mayor , 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.

Site Visits 

Yet to be announced. 

Programme Coordinator:

Dr Sumit Kumar Gautam
Programme Manager- Water Programme
Tel:+91 9740197325
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879

For further information kindly contact:

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director, Water Programme
Fax: +91 (011) 29955879




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