Training on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment at Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: November 10 - 13, 2014

Venue: BRAC CDM, Savar, Bangladesh

Center for Science and Environment (CSE) and Water Aid Bangladesh (WAB) are jointly organizing a 4 day training programme for capacity building of the practitioners, academicians and government officials from Bangladesh on ‘Decentralized wastewater treatment (DWWT)’. 

The sixth training is part of various activities conducted by CSE as knowledge partner jointly with WaterAid Bangladesh and towards creating enabling environment for mainstreaming sustainable and affordable decentralized wastewater treatment including reuse in Bangladesh and across South Asia. 

The aim and objectives of the training programme are as follows: 


To develop cadre of practitioners with knowledge, skills and attitude for mainstreaming sustainable and affordable urban wastewater treatment including local reuse in Bangladesh.   


  • Understand the issues and challenges of wastewater treatment  

  • Update knowledge on existing / upcoming reforms, policies, standards, best management practices for efficient sewage treatment. 

  • Develop skills to plan, design and implement decentralized wastewater treatment systems including local reuse

  • Awareness on potential and benefits of mainstreaming DWWT including reuse in Bangladesh

Target Groups:

The target group for this workshop will be practicing engineers, architects, academicians from universities and officials from government agencies like Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) across Bangladesh.


By invitation from Water Aid Bangladesh. For further information contact the training coordinator’s – 

WaterAid, Bangladesh

Dr. Abdullah Al-Muyeed
Technical Adviser
WASH, Water Aid, Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-8815757 / +880-2-8818521
Fax: +880-2-9882577

CSE New Delhi

Ms. Chhavi Sharda
Senior Research Associater- Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 244
Fax. +91-11-29955879


Feedbacks from Participants

“I felt that the training was informative, innovative and interactive, where the contents of the training exposed me to some new perspectives on sustainable wastewater management”

Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Taher,
Sewer System Engineer, Institute of Water Modeling, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“The training programme has strengthened my understanding of the technical aspects of designing DWWTs, which was explained very well and was the best part of the course”

Mr. Dipak Kumar Das,
Field Engineer, IDEA Sylhet, Bangladesh

“Being a consultant, I will definitely try design water sanitation facilities for future assignments as I feel confident to implement such structures after gaining knowledge and skills from this training course.”

Mr. A.F.M. Sholam Sharfuddin,
Sr. Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer, AQUA Consultants & Associates, Dhaka, Bangladesh

“The field visit was the best part of the course, as it was quite interactive and  gave me hands on learning”

Mr. Rahman
, Assistant Engineer, Shakhipur Pourashava, Shakshipur, Bangladesh

“I personally feel that the “Do-it-yourself” exercises and other practical exercises are the best part of the course as it made me understand the concept of DWWTs in detail”

Mr. Ravine Chakma,
Associate Programme Officer, WaterAid Bangladesh

“The training had various learning methods, where the field visit and the Film session was quite was quite useful”

Ms. Moushumi Sulmin,
Assistant Engineer, Local Govt. Engineering Dept, Integrated Water Resources Management Unit, Dhaka, Bangladesh


“I would recommend this training programme to others as it helps in acquiring and grasping advanced knowledge on the subject from technical to policy level. The course was designed to dessiminate information on sustainable technologies for wastewater treatment”

Mr. Sajal Kumar Adhikary,
Assistant Professor, Dept of Civil Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh