Online Training on ‘City-Wide Sanitation Planning’


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Starting form: Sep 7th  – Oct 5th, 2020
Training duration: Four weeks
Training load: 6 hours per week
Language: English
Last date to apply:  August 31, 2020


According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) report 2019, around 2.2 billion people around the world do not have access to safely-managed drinking water and 4.2 billion lack safe sanitation services. Approximate, 2.7 billion people around the urban world use on-site sanitation technologies that need faecal sludge and septage management services (Strande et al., 2014). The highest numbers are in Eastern Asia with 1.1 billion people, Southern Asia with 593 million people, and Sub-Saharan Africa with 439 million. These are households and communities using latrines without access to or unable to afford conventional sewerage system or faecal sludge management services.

World Bank in their brief on WASH (Water, sanitation & hygiene) and COVID-19 highlight that, “Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most cost-effective strategies for increasing pandemic preparedness, especially in resource-constrained settings, is investing in core public health infrastructure, including water and sanitation systems.”

The current novel corona virus (COVID 19) outbreak, rapid urbanisation, lack of sanitation planning and infrastructure in developing countries like Asia, Africa and Latin America etc., has reignited the need for global action to ensure access to safe water & sanitation for all, as a human right and as a critical element to protect human health. In this endeavour, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), is organizing the online training on ‘City-wide sanitation planning’.

City-wide sanitation planning training provides you with an introduction to integrated sanitation planning approaches. Participants of this training will become familiar with different sanitation planning frameworks as well as different systems and technologies relevant along the sanitation value chain. You will learn why systems’ thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation, and how to apply key terminology and important concepts.

To enable practitioners to gain basic skills and knowledge about City-wide Sanitation Planning

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the relevance and current scenario of the City-wide sanitation planning in developing countries
  • To understand the role of policies and legal/institutional framework in Urban Sanitation Planning 
  • Recognise the importance of web-based portal Sani-Kit to prepare a high quality, city owned CSP
  • To demonstrate relevance of stakeholder mapping in sanitation planning
  • To identify various Urban Sanitation Solutions through case studies and best management practices

Theme 1: Issue and challenges related to clean water, solid waste, drainage, sewage (including septage) in achieving City-Wide Sanitation
Theme 2: Understand the role of Policies and legal/institutional framework in Sanitation planning
Theme 3: Introduction to web-based tool SANI-KIT for understanding and implementing city-wide sanitation planning
Theme 4: Best management practice and case studies relevant to city-wide sanitation planning

Training Design
Participants will complete the training in a period of about four weeks with a workload of 24 hours. Participant is expected to spend about 6 hours per week on reading, discussion, interaction and assignments. The training is sub-divided into 4 modules and a written assignment. Participants will get to use CSE’s the web-based toolkit portal – Sani-Kit which provides tools for each stage of planning, preparing and implementing CSPs

The training comprises of self-study, technological learning tools such as presentations, videos featuring case studies from various countries and other audio material. It will facilitate interaction amongst participants through online forums and discussions. It will be interactive with several interesting assessment exercises and quizzes. Participants will also get a chance to interact and learn from experts at CSE and abroad through online interactions and webinar. The webinars are mandatory to attend for all the participants and will add up to 5 marks to the overall final scores of the training.

Target Audience:

  • Representatives from International, national and state level training entities
  • Nominated persons from PMUs supporting missions such as Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Smart City and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
  • Practitioners (engineers/architects/planners/representatives of nongovernmental organization and government officials) from around the world
  • Researchers, academicians, consultants and stakeholders working in the WASH sector

How to apply?
For filling the application form for registration, please Click here

Training Coordinator :

Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager Water Programme
Mob: +91-9910340470

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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Benefits upon completion
  • Training participation/completion certificate
  • Top 5 scorers will get a 50% refund of their training fee
  • One-year free subscription to Down To Earth magazine after training completion
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Training Fee
Indian participants: Rs. 3,500
Overseas participants: USD 100