International Online Training Programme on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM)

(Participation by Invitation Only) 
Training Dates: February 1 - 9, 2021
Study Hours: 24 Hours (Online: 12 Hours/Virtual: 12 Hours)
Language of Instruction: English
Mode of the Training: Online cum Virtual 

Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) and WaterAid Bangladesh (WAB) enjoy a longstanding relationship in knowledge exchange and capacity development of key actors engaged in promoting sustainable water and sanitation. Effective faecal sludge /septage management is important for safe disposal and treatment of human waste that if not handled properly contaminates the sources of water and is a major health risk. During past ten years this partnership has contributed to successfully implemented pilot projects on rainwater harvesting, decentralized wastewater treatment, septage treatment including local reuse that demonstrate affordable and sustainable sanitation solutions. These case studies are learning centers for key actors and can help for scaling up best management practices across Bangladesh and across South Asia.

An international training on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) with field exposure visit was conducted in Dhaka in February 2020 for WaterAid partners in Bangladesh. This second training is result of the feedback of participants of the first training and part of CSE – WaterAid action plan to strengthen sensitization, knowledge sharing and skill building of WaterAid staff and partner in South Asia countries. Due to COVID related travel restriction this will be online training with virtual session and field visits.  

Sensitization cum knowledge exchange on effective and implementable faecal sludge management including Citywide Inclusive Sanitation in South Asia.  


  • To understand key urban sanitation issues and challenges across South Asia
  • To learn about tools and approaches for effective FSM – SFD, FSM Tool Box, MOUNT, SaniKit and Planning for CWIS.
  • To identifying areas of improvement across the sanitation chain – containment, emptying, treatment (or disposal) and end use.
  • To design and implement effective faecal sludge management (including O&M)
  • Virtual tour of selected FSM case studies in Bangladesh, India and others. 

WaterAid staff and partners (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, and India) in the South Asia region. Participants would mainly include staff involved in implementing sanitation projects in respective countries. 


Training Coordinator:   


Dr. Priya Goyal
Programme Manager
Water Programme
Mobile: +91 9549681594

Mr.Zarif Iftekhar Rasul
Strategic Support Officer
WaterAid Bangladesh
Mobile: +880 171 385 1579

Training Director:

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla

Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI



Training Fee
Participation by invitation only.
Feedback from Past Trainings
Mr. Ramayswer Das, Dhaka WASA
Co-composting at FSTP is a great step for reuse of FSS which has good impact in environment, so this is a successful mission of Water Aid for making green environment. It was a great experience to attend this traini
Md. Shaiful Islam Bhuiyan, BRAC
This training helped me to understand what we have learned from lectures while physically seeing the composting process. Overall training experience was good and well arranged.
Mr. Sudhanshu Kumar, U.P Jal Nigam
Very less cost investment, 100% organic compost obtained, dual benefits of solid waste management and faecal sludge management, sustainable if properly managed, end product gaining recognition and rising above social stigma, integrated approach of stakeholder participation, engineers, municipal bodies and other institutions, aspects of circular economy etc.
Mr. Khandakar Ahsan, WaterAID, Bangladesh
I learnt a lot from this training conducted by CSE it. This training is helpful to implement the CWIS approach in my city. Through this training, I learnt the challenges, learnt the success stories and learnt the failure stories from the real life practitioner. It helped me you to implement the CWIS approach in entity.
Mr. Kazi Al Amin, Bangladesh
From this Training, I learnt about the approach and some real life experience from the several a practitioner already implemented the solution in different parts of India, principles of the CWIS, their views and experience the challenges in implementing the CWIS approach. So, it is a very good learning for me and I hope that we will start the implementation of the CWIS approach in Bangladesh with the help of this knowledge and these challenges we already learnt from this Training.
Ms. Elisa Patanaik, E & Y
It was a good experience to learn about CWIS through this training. There was lots of information and case studies that were shared with us. This will help me in my professional field in having a better understanding of Sanitation and Feacal Sludge. It was nice interacting with so many resource persons who spoke on various aspects of CWIS especially the implementation part which was quite interesting and we got to learn a lot from it.