Strengthening capacities of city officials on Preparing City Sanitation Plan and Septage Management - CSE partnership with GIZ


CSE and Deutsche Gesell schaft  fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ GmbH are collaborating on ‘Capacity enhancement on preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP) and Septage Management for city officials. The two year partnership (2014-16) is part of the GIZ Sustainable Habitat ProgrammeSupport to National Urban Sanitation Policy (SNUSP) II and CSE initiative aimed at improving the sanitation situation in small and medium towns in select states of India namely – Andhra Pradesh/ Telengana, Kerala and Maharastra.  

Ensuring citywide sanitation is challenging and needs involvement of various actors /agencies, ULB functionaries and experts in areas such as urban planning, sanitation, technical infrastructure and financing. One of the main issues in enabling city wide sanitation is lack of awareness, detailed guidelines on CSP preparation with details on capital investments, adjustments of by-laws, adequate administrative structures and local expertise.    

The partnership builds on the experience and strengths of both institutions and help in developing more targeted interventions. 

Under the proposed scope of cooperation CSE Water programme with GIZ will roll out orientation workshops and training programmes for stakeholders to understand the added value of a CSP and Septage Management for sustainable urban development and enable city officials/ managers prepare and integrate the CSP as an important tool in their day to day work. 

GIZ will provide support in developing a cadre of trainers for a practice oriented and interactive learning by city officials. The first training of trainer’s (ToT) from 6-8 October 2014 at Delhi was attended by trainers from CSE, Consortium for DEWATs Dissemination (CDD) Society, Bangalore and Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training and Research Academy (MEETRA). 


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The proposed activities under this collaboration will help achieve goal of the ‘National Urban Sanitation Policy’ – to transform urban India into community driven, totally sanitized, healthy and liveable town and cities.

For further details contact:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Programme Director, CSE

Dr Regina Dube /Dirk Walther
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