Will construction of toilets in numbers end our quest for sanitation utopia? Certainly not. Countries will now have to wake up to fresh challenges of disposal of the massive quantities of solid and liquid waste generated by the new toilets we have built.
How do we prevent this waste from turning into an unmanageable health hazard by seeping into our groundwater and water bodies like lakes and rivers. These challenges are intensified in rural areas, where on-site containment is the only solution. Out-of-the-box thinking on safe containment and management is needed in such areas.
The recent Joint Monitoring Progress report flags issues of safely managed sanitation services. The report stresses the need for hygienic toilets and safe management of excreta at each step of the sanitation trajectory—from containment and emptying to conveyance, treatment and, most importantly, reuse.
ABOUT THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a training programme to educate participants on the key topics of faecal sludge management in rural areas. The course comprises of self-study, learning tools such as presentations, audios and videos, featuring case studies. Wherever required, the training will provide online forums for discussion. Quizzes and assignments will be part of this programme. The course will facilitate online interaction of participants with experts. A webinar will also be organized to discuss the subject threadbare.
Programme Manager, Rural Water–Waste Programme
|Government officials, elected
representatives, academics, researchers,
students, consultants, waste
and members of
non-profits and CSR agencies
|15 hours (2 weeks) between
29 July and 12 August 2020
|US $100 for international participants
Rs 3,500 for Indian participants
|25 PER CENT EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
AVAILABLE TILL 23 JULY 2020
(BOTH FOR NATIONAL
|Five top-performing participants
will be invited to an advanced
course at CSE’s residential
training centre (AAETI) in
Alwar, Rajasthan. Boarding,
lodging and training
fees will be waived off for them.