Sensitisation Workshop cum Regional Conclave on 'Handholding Support for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans and Effective Septage and Faecal Sludge Management'

Date: 18-19th July, 2016

Venue: Magnolia Hall, India Habitat Centre

*Note: Invitation only event*

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is making efforts for policy intervention and implementation for pollution abatement in the cities of the Ganga River basin as part of the rejuvenated national efforts to clean this major river in the sub continent. Under this initiative CSE water programme aims capacitating Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on water and waste in  Ganga basin cities on small scale, onsite waste water and septage management systems. The aim of this project is to capacitate ULBs in preparation of City Sanitation Plans (CSPs) for select cities in Ganga basin; provide laboratory-based technical & documentation support to pilot/model projects that offer on-site and off-site demonstration of various technologies and develop technology options, testing protocols, monitoring and data validation procedures for wastewater treatment and septage/faecal sludge management. (Click here for more information on the project)

As the first stage of this initiative, CSE in partnership and support of Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM), Ministry of Urban Development and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India are organising a two day workshop cum regional conclave of state mission Directors of SBM /AMRUT, SPMG – NMCG, Mayors and Commissioners of the target flagship cities/towns in Ganga basin (12 no.s) and the 11 cities covered in CSE research on ‘Shit Flow Diagrams’ across India. (Click here for more information on the SFD project). 

Ganga basin cities / towns (Click to view on map)

Rishikesh, Chunar,Ramnagar,Ganga ghat,
Bodhgaya, Bansberia, Bongaon,Darjeeling

Other cities/ towns (Click to view on map)



The capacity building initiative is aimed at capacitating urban local bodies and other stakeholders and to help achieve convergence of NMCG – Namami Gange, AMRUT, SBM – ODF cities programme in identified flagship town /cities by planning for city wide sanitation including non-sewered areas and identification of interventions for effective wastewater /septage management.

This workshop is part of a five stage handholding process of trainings to be organized for relevant stakeholders to understand the added value of CSPs. This will enable city officials/ managers to prepare and integrate the CSP as an important tool in their day to day work. 

Aim:  Sensitisation and knowledge enhancement of city officials in Ganga basin cities/ towns on preparation of city sanitation plan focusing on mainstreaming septage management.


  • Knowledge sharing on the impacts of inadequate sanitation and its challenges faced by towns / cities in the Ganga basin 

  • To understand the importance of developing City Sanitation Plan (CSP) and create awareness on  benefits of city wide sanitation 

  • To inform about the importance of septage/faecal sludge management for achieving improved sanitation in Indian towns/cities – tools, concepts and techniques 

  • To understand the various pillars that create an enabling environment for the implementation of CSP and effective septage management

For further information kindly contact:

Dr. Ramesh Nair
Programme Manager- Water Programme
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Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director
Water Programme

For Logistics and coordination kindly contact:

Mr. Rakesh Bains
Manager- Administration
Ph no: 08800963227