Training on ‘Effective Faecal Sludge and Septage Management for Mainstreaming Citywide Sanitation’

Date:  29-31 May, 2018

Venue: School of Water and Waste – Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI – a unit of CSE), Nimli, Dist. Alwar (Rajasthan)

*For select target audience* 

Benefits of the improved sanitation and behavior change integrating all spheres of sanitation including public health and sanitation service provision are key to achieving citywide sanitation. Several town/cities in Uttar Pradesh under various central, state and local initiatives are at different stages of planning intervention across sanitation chain - containment, emptying, safe disposal, treatment and end use for effective sewage and septage management. In this regard, CSE in collaboration with Department of Urban Development, UP Government, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG), Government of India has been working on strengthening the capacity of National, State and ULB functionaries on effective city wide sanitation with a major focus on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM). The activities of the programme focus on providing handholding and technical support in preparing City Sanitation Plans (CSP) & state and city level guidelines and planning and implementing pilot projects for faecal sludge treatment.

A three day residential training programme on ‘Effective faecal sludge and septage management for mainstreaming citywide sanitation’ for U.P state urban local bodies officials involved in planning, designing and implementation of sewage and septage management and NMCG/SPMG officials is being organized by CSE from 29-31st May 2018.

The venue of the training is CSE Anil Agarwal Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli – Rajasthan located at 110 kms distance from Delhi. AAETI is a learning, training and innovation Centre designed to find appropriate and affordable solutions to some of the most pressing problems faced by India and the global South — from climate change, air pollution and urban mobility to water and waste management and environmental degradation. The campus also houses India’s first state of the art laboratory for faecal sludge characterization, smart class rooms, faculty quarters and residential facilities for the participants. The institute has been named after the late Anil Agarwal, CSE’s founder-director and a leading figure in India’s environmental movement. It aims to build capacities of a range of audiences – regulators, lawmakers, communicators, professionals, students, civil society members and administrators

Aim of the training: To enable national, state and city level practitioners for the implementation of effective faecal sludge and septage management strategies

The proposed three day training programme will encompass the following aspects of FSSM interventions:

  • The importance of entire sanitation value chain and its management for effective citywide sanitation
  • Existing policy framework and recogniton of FSSM in national and state level programmes.
  • Septage characterisation and quantification
  • Overview of various technological options for FSS treatment
  • Planning and designing of the faecal sludge and septage treatment system at community, neighborhood and city level

Target Group: ULB engineers, Urban Development Department, UP Jal Nigam, UP State SBM/AMRUT and NMCG/SPMG officials

To view the previous training on Planning and Designing of Faecal Sludge/Septage and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plants organized by CSE; designing-of- faecal-sludge- septage-and- decentralised-wastewater-treatment- plants-8139

Course Coordinator

Mr. Bhitush Luthra
Deputy Programme Manager- Water Management 

Course Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director- Water Management 




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From Terminal 3 (Indira Gandhi International Airport) to AAETI

From New Delhi Railway Station (Ajmeri Gate) to AAETI

For more feedback of Previous trainings

Sunil Kumar Singh, Assistant Engineer, UP Jal Nigam Unnao

Before this training, I did not know much about this subject. I can now do the designing aspect as well. I would recommend that this type of training sessions should be organised by CSE at district level also"

Rajeev Ranjan Lal, BRJP, Bihar

"We will recommend other officials of BRJP to attend this training" Thanks to CSE for giving such an opportunity"

Anjuli Mishra, Joint Director, RCUESLucknow

When we plan a city, we should now move beyond centralized systems and now focus on decentralized systems. Now we can include such aspects when planning new buildings and cities.

Sravan Kumar Kota, Research Officer, NMCG

During this training, I have learnt that  we can develop decentralized plants at community level, this will eliminate extra water entering the STP which can be reused for horticulture.