Date: September 14 - 16, 2022
A 3-day residential training on “Greywater Management in Rural Areasaccompanied by field exposure visit” was organized at Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI) under Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by the Rural Water & Waste Management Unit of Centre for Science and Environment from September 14 -16, 2022. The training program was tailor made for Level 2 officials working in Rural Water Supply and implementing Jal Jeevan Mission program in the different states. The participants were from different designations such as Executive Engineers, Assistant Engineers, District Coordinators, Consultants and Junior Engineers etc.
The objective of the training was to provide in depth knowledge and insight of the concepts, of management of greywater at village level and Household level. The design of the training program included the topics of greywater treatment, introduction to decision matrix, developing plan for greywater management, conveyance mechanism for greyawter treatment, technological overview of onsite greywater treatment system. A field visit was planned to understand greywater management at village level and community interaction.
There were in total 44 participantswho attended the training program. The participants were from seven states– Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Rajasthan.
On day 1, the topics covered were: difference between greywater and blackwater, understand the pollutants levels and impacts of untreated greywater, community sensitization on consequence of using untreated greywater, sourcing the data required for planning greywater management, developing overall plan for greyatwater management at village level, community and household level and technological details and design description of onsite greywater treatment system.
Second day of the training was organized for field visit to a village Husainpur, which is situated in the Tijara block of Alwar District, Rajasthan. The field exposure was planned in a way so that the training participants get an exposure to overall management of greywater management, their construction and operation and impact too. This was followed by interaction of the participants with the beneficiary communities to understand their perspective and role in operation and maintenance. The participants were very excited and happy to meet the village community, who explained their mechanism of operation and maintenance.
The training on second day also included the topics of background, feasibility, site identifications, and financial details of community and village level treatment system, potential reuse options for treated greywater. On thesame day, the participants had a group discussion and laboratory visit on water quality monitoring and advanced laboratory instruments to monitor water quality.
On the third day the participant got to know IEC and BCC approaches, funding source, institutional setup of greywater management system.
Finally the training concluded with distribution of certificates to all the participants and getting their feedback.
The participants were very positive about the training and overall arrangements in the green campus of AAETI and provided good feedback. They expect more such trainings to be organized so that regular orientation and support can help in maintaining the pace of Jal Jeevan Mission’s objectives.
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|Feedback and Suggestions|
|Very good training programme have been organized by CSE. This type of training should be organized at regular interval. Water supply topic should also include.
Md. Anish Afjal, Dy. Director (E), PHED, Bihar
|Program is very useful but it needs more days to learn all topic in easily manner.
Ajay Kumar Sood, B.D.O, R.D.D Himachal Pradesh
|The training programme could have been for 4 Days with one full day field visit.
G. Maheswara Rao, Dy. Executive Engineer, RWSS, Andhra Pradesh