Online Training on Tools and Approaches for Water and Sanitation Management

Participation by Invitation only

Rapid urban growth and unplanned development has led to poor provisioning of basic utility services such as access to water and sanitation. There is a need to understand that the water & sanitation management are not restricted only to centralized services and could be done at various levels – Individual building, Neighborhood, City and Sub-basin/basin levels. The planning and management for achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires utilization of various tools and approaches which could be helpful in achieving one or more of these goals. The tools and approaches could be preventive or reactive in nature or they could be focused around a single/multiple dimension (social, economic or environment).

Based on demand and understanding the need of building capacity of stakeholders for creating a water and sanitation prudent society, the School of Water and Waste at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a training programme on “Tools and Approaches for Water and Sanitation Management. The programme is based on state-of-art teaching – learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, essential and desirable reading materials, documentaries, experiential learning using detailed case studies and working in groups.

The aim of the training is to create change-agents in the water and sanitation sector, who will have in-depth understanding of key tools and approaches for citywide water and sanitation management.


  • Developing community of practice in Water and Sanitation Sector.
  • Exposure to various tools and approaches used in tackling the water and sanitation problems.
  • Identifying opportunities of incorporating key tools and approaches in citywide planning and management.

Programme Design:

This online training is divided into 2 different modules which are covered in 10 days (5 days each).
Module 1: Overview of Tools and Approaches Used in Water and Sanitation Management : This section comprises introduction of various tools and approaches and its application in different segments of water and sanitation sector. Participants will also be given information about various government lead informatory web-tools and indices.

Module 2: Understanding Different Tools and Approaches Used in Water and Sanitation Management : This section gives more understanding of the different tools and approaches like Shit Flow Diagram (SFD), FSM Toolbox, SaniKit, MOUNT, CSP, WSP, SSP Water Audit and Water Balance etc. It also emphasizes on the different components of the tools and approaches and its importance in the water and sanitation sector. Additionally, participants will get to learn about Decentralized Wastewater Management as an approach in citywide sanitation. 

Training Coordinator

Dr. Sumita Singhal
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Mobile: +91 8884646146

Training Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director (School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute – AAETI)




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