Residential Training Programme on Operation and Maintenance of Faecal Sludge and Co-Treatment Plants

Date: July 19 - 22, 2022

Urban Water and Programme Support Unit, Lucknow at CSE successfully completed Residential Training Programme on “Operation and Maintenance of Faecal Sludge and Co-Treatment Plants from 19th to 22nd July 2022”.

The participants arrived at CSE head office on 19th July 2022. Post arrival, we departed from Delhi to AAETI forfurther sessions.

The day one of the training started with room mapping exercise followed by a context setting and keynote address by Mr. Depinder Singh Kapur, Programme Director at CSE. Mr. Dhawal Patil- Saniverse and Dr. Smitha Singh- KAM Foundation were the external speakers on Day 1. The first half of the day focused on the context setting on the importance of O&M, defining issues and challenges during the implementation of a FSSM project, UP journey in FSSM, Fundamentals and overview of FSSM, overview of different FSSM technologies, Occupational health and safety in FSSM. The second half of the day focussed on Overview of different de-sludging techniques and machineries, De-Sludging experiences in Chunar, Municipal Byelaws and De-Sludging in Bijnor and risks in FSTP operations.In later evening a self paced chaat party was organised by AAETI management.

On day two, we had with us threeexternal speakers from reputed organisations like Mr. Dhawal Patil- Saniverse, Mr. Swastik Pandey- Blue Water Company and Mr. K C Rao- Wash I. The first half of the day 2 covered the sessions on Improving safety in FSSM, Overview of reuse and resource recovery models, Planning for O&M in FSSM, Case studies in Leh, Dhenkanal and Sircilla. The second half of the day 2 covered a session on the Operation and Maintenance of different modules, session on the laboratory followed by the visit to the laboratory. Post the completion of sessions, participants were taken around the AAETI campus tour where participants were taken to the various wastewater treatment systems (DWWTs, SBT, Improved Septic Tank) as well as rainwater harvesting system to showcase the example of wastewater treatment and RWH at institutional scale.

Day three started with the exercise on the action plan from the participants to manage the septage efficiently in their cities and the trsining concluded by the certificate distribution.