Online Training on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse – Issues, Challenges and Potential

School of Water and Waste (CSE), in partnership with National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) successfully completed an online training programme on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment and Local Reuse from November 02 – 16, 2022. The training aimed at capacitating the government officials/practitioners and build the knowledge about concepts and potential of decentralized wastewater treatment including local reuse of treated wastewater. This online training was a part of a series of activities envisaged under 3-year duration CSE programme – ‘Capacity building initiative focusing on ‘Making Ganga basin cities water sensitive’. Under this initiative series of – webinars, workshops, trainings (both online and residential), field exposure visits, and knowledge conclaves aimed at engaging 1,300+ state / municipal functionaries and other sector players.

We had a total of 111 participants from 4 different countries and 18 States of India. Most of the participants were engineers from different Urban Local Bodies and Jal Nigam, Jal Sansthan, Pay Jal Nigam etc. Apart from the government officials we have also catered few practitioners and researchers who are actively working in the wastewater sector.

This training was conducted on a hybrid mode system (8 hours on Moodle and 8 hours virtual sessions through Zoom platform) and divided into two modules which covered below topics-

1. Overview of existing issues and challenges in the wastewater treatment – urban sanitation and river pollution abatement.

  1. Understanding of the approach and concept of small scale low cost wastewater management and local reuse at different scales in cities.
  2. Best Management Practices (BMPs) and case studies of successfully implemented projects showcasing technology options and socio economic effectiveness.
  3. Understanding the enabling frameworks (policy, plan, programmes) and regulations applicable for designing and implementing decentralized wastewater treatment including reuse.

This training was supported by 4 virtual sessions which were delivered by Prof. PradipKalbar (IIT Bombay), Mr. VivekJangde (ESTPL, Nagpur), Mr. Andrews Jacob (CDD India) and Mr. K C Rao (WASH Institute) - Agenda is attached for reference. 


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