Training on City Wide Inclusive Sanitation

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Date: December 10-12, 2019
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Tijara), Rajasthan
Language of Instruction: English


The urban sanitation challenge is intensified by unregulated rapid urbanization. Estimates show that around 70% of the world’s population will be urbanised by 2050, with an additional 2.25 billion people from the developing world across Asia, Africa and Latin America living in cities. This increasing urbanisationsurpasses the sanitation infrastructure in developing cities. Further, the top-down approach of sanitation planning without consideration of local knowledge and stakeholder preferences is neither successful nor sustainable. It’s evident from the current situation that there is no single, simple solution to solve this sanitation problem. Sector experts and city managers all over the world have worked hard to support effective urban sanitation, often with limited success.

There is a need for an innovative and holistic approach for sanitation that considers the engineering aspects, as well as the incorporation of social, economic, institutional, cultural and environmental factors in urban sanitation planning.Furthermore, the Sustainable Development Goals also emphasize for cities to be inclusive, safe, and resilient, to ensure citizens’ health and wellbeing, and to provide access to sustainable water and sanitation services to all.

Recognising the importance of inclusivity in making city sanitation plans School of Water &Waste is organizing a three-day training programme on “City Wide Inclusive sanitation”

Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS), is an approach to urban sanitation that involves collaboration among many actors to ensure that everyone benefits from adequate sanitation service delivery outcomes. Citywide inclusive sanitation requires collaboration between many actors, including: national, sub-national and city/municipal governments; utilities and municipal service providers; business and the private sector; civil society, local and international NGOs; donors, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private foundations; as well as academia and, importantly, households themselves. Each city is organized in a unique way and local actors need to acknowledge shared responsibilities and work collaboratively to chart their own path to providing urban sanitation to all. CWIS aims to help cities develop comprehensive approaches to sanitation improvement that encompass long-term planning, technical innovation, institutional reforms, and financial mobilization. 

The concept of CWIS, has been gaining traction among development practitioners. At World Water Week 2018 in Stockholm, the World Bank and other partners released an official Call to Action for all stakeholders to “embrace a radical shift in urban sanitation practices deemed necessary to achieve citywide inclusive sanitation.” 

CWIS thinking rests on four main actionable pillars:

  1. Prioritize the human right of citizens to sanitation – equitable and accessible for all;
  2. Deliver safe management along the whole sanitation service chain, from the toilet to safe treatment and reuse

3. Integrate sanitation in urban planning and renewal, providing livable and sanitary environment; and

4. Commit to working in partnership to deliver citywide inclusive sanitation, including formal and informal partners. 

The 3 days short term residential training is being organized at CSE’s newly built state-of-art facility, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) at Nimli, Rajasthan. AAETI is a learning, training and innovation centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems. 

To identify and acknowledge the various elements involved/relatedfor ensuring safe and equitable sanitation service benefit for everyone in a city 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Scale up a city-wide service delivery framework, which is co-developed with local authorities, stakeholders, and supported by enforcement and regulation protocols. 
  2. Build capacities and systems for the sustainable and full-cost recovery of city-wide sanitation services, supported by smart financing and investments.
  3. Develop safe and affordable sanitation and hygiene consumer services for different population segments.
  4. Improve local treatment, disposal and reuse options, making them environmentally safe, socially acceptable, and financially sustainable.
  5. Strengthen capacities to institutionalize effective behavioral change communication on issues of safely managed sanitation and hygiene.

Target Audience:

The training would target officials and practitioners involved in city sanitation planning:

  • Municipal Engineers and Engineers working in Govt. implementation agencies
  • Consultants and advisors working with Govt. Departments.
  • PSU / TSU officials supporting state / cities implementing FSSM

Course Coordinators:

Dr Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager - Water Programme 
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 257), mobile: +91 9868018045

Mr Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager - Water Programme 
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244), mobile: +91 9910340470

Training Director:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI


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Course Fees:
  1. For Indian Participants:
    Rs. 23,000 (for double occupancy accommodation) 
    Rs. 30,000 (for single occupancy accommodation) 

  2. For international participants:
    590 USD (for double occupancy accommodation) 
    760 USD (for single occupancy accommodation) 
Limited full and part fellowships available

Full Fellowship includes travel, boarding & lodging costs and training kit & fees costs. Accommodation on double sharing basis and group pick-up & drop for local travel from pre-defined locations.

Part Fellowship doesn't include to & fro Delhi travel (from your respective location) costs. However, it covers all other costs mentioned above.

Special Offers

- 15% off for group participation (2 or more) from the same organization
- 20% off for college students
- 20% off for full-time working representatives from registered NGOs

How to Apply:
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