Training on Nature-Based Solutions for Water and Waste Management

Mainstreaming Decentralised Approach
Date: July 10-13, 2018
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI)                     For registration click here
Nimli, Rajasthan (301405)                                                             Limited Partial/Full Scholarships available.


The School of Water and Waste, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a four days training programme on “Nature-Based Solutions for Water and Waste Management”.  The four days short term residential training includes classroom training, field exposure as well as faecal sludge lab visit. The training is being organized at CSE’s newly built state-of-art facility, AAETI at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems. To read more please click here

About the Training
India’s cities are on a deadly spiral. On one hand, water scarcity is growing; on the other hand, water is getting increasingly polluted, escalating the cost of providing safe water and sanitation or leading, increasingly, rise in illnesses and deaths. Our cities must re-invent and re-work the methods and technologies of conveying water and disposing waste. The current method has problems – it is capital intensive, creates and maintains a divide between rich and the poor (evident from the fact that much of urban India does not have access to water or sewerage facilities) and is natural-resource intensive (uses water first to flush, then to convey the waste). This system of water-waste management, first invented in the water-and-money rich industrialised world and imitated mindlessly here, can work well for some. It is not built to work for all. There is an urgent need to manage the water more sustainably by emphasizing on water sensitive urban design and planning (WSUDP). It is an approach to promote sustainable water management by integrating different components of water cycle. This four days short term residential programme will focus on – designing rainwater harvesting (RWH), stormwater management structures, green infrastructure, Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) and decentralised wastewater treatment (DWWT)systems, potential of reuse and recover, including field visits. Registration to this popular course is on first come first basis.

Programme Design: July 10-13, 2018
The training programmes will include interactive sessions with leading experts, presentation on case studies, and visit to successfully implemented water sensitive urban design and planning structure.The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design the WSUDP systems as part of ‘Do It Yourself’- group exercise. The field visit will showcase the implemented structures. 

Sustainable Drainage Systems, Green Infrastructure and RWH: July 10-11, 2018
The two day programme will focus onstormwater management and sustainable urban drainage systems. It will provide an insight on green infrastructure and RWH planning and designing. The training programme will reflect on potential of water augmentation by using public spaces to recharge, store and reuse the rainwater. The training will impart skills on planning and designing both recharge and storage structures, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance etc. 

DWWT, FSSM including reuse and recover: July 12-13, 2018
The two day programme will focus on understanding potential of sustainable and affordable DWWT systems and Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). The training will provide hands on experience in planning, designing, techno-economic feasibility, operation and maintenance of DWWTs etc. It would talk about the essential components of reuse and recover and cost benefit analysis.

Field Visit
The training programme will have schedule for field visits to have practical visibility of the WSUDP structures.

Special Offers:
Limited Partial/Full Scholarships available.

Participants who would be selected for the training programme would either get full or part scholarship. The selection would be based on participants eligibility, credentials, supporting documents and probability of transforming the learnings from training into implementation " becoming a change-agent".

Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are specially encouraged to apply and avail the scholarship benefits.

Full scholarship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations.

Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs. However, it covers all other costs mentioned above.

Who can apply?
National and State Level Training Entities, PMUs supporting Smart City, AMRUT and HRIDAY Mission,Practitioners (engineers/architects/planners/ representatives of non-governmental organization and government officials), academicians, consultants, students, researchers.

How to apply?

Step 1: For filling the application form for registration and scholarship, please  click here

Step 2:
People can choose to stay in single accommodation for four nights by paying Rs. 6000 only.

The local travel details would be shared with the selected participants soon. Ideally, the participant who are coming from outside Delhi should make a travel plan for the training from 9 to 13 July.

Course Coordinator:

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager

Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext:257)

Rudresh Kumar Sugam
Senior Programme Manager
Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 389)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Head, School of Water & Waste, CSE AAETI (Nimli, Rajasthan)
Programme Director,
Water Programme
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area,
New Delhi, India
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 286)






“The top most objective to understand parallel practices and technology in RWH has been achieved.”
Prashant Pandey, Administrator, ManavaBharati, New Delhi


“The balance between the theoretical and practical understanding was great and well balanced.”
Tapas Bhargava, Student, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal


“Objective of exchanging experience about water harvesting techniques with other countries was solved.”
Dalia Hassan Mohamed Shehata, Assistant Researcher - civil engineer, Strategic Research Unit - National Water Research Center, Cairo, Egypt 


“This training helped me in understanding DWWT systems and I think I can directly apply any of topics/techniques covered in this course.”
Madhvi Namburi, Secretary, Indian Red Cross society Gannavaram branch, Hyderabad


 “The learning from trainings can be directly implemented; also, trainings like this should be conducted in developing countries. I invite CSE for conducting training of Rawandian decision makers too.”
Felicien Sindikubwabo, Rainwater Harvesting Construction Technician, Rwanda Natural Resources Authority, Rwanda




From Terminal 3 (Indira Gandhi International Airport) to AAETI

From New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate) to AAETI