Training on Faecal Sludge and Decentralized Wastewater Management

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Date: December 17-20, 2019

Venue: Anil Agarwal Environmental Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli (Tijara), Rajasthan

Language of Instruction: English

About the Training
Statistics shows that 80% of water worldwide is released untreated in the environment and this problem is even worse in developing countries such as in India where only 22% of sewage generated is treated. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in India has realized the fact that sewerage networks alone cannot help achieve or meet increasing treatment capacity and to meet this demand, decentralized wastewater treatment systemscan be considered as a sustainable and effective solutionto achieve citywide sanitation for all.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) understands its responsibility as a public interest research and advocacy organization and aims to sensitize the various stakeholders working in this sector through its high impact trainings timely. In this endeavor, CSEis organizing a4 daysTraining programmeon ‘Faecal Sludge and Decentralized Wastewater Management’, which aims toeducate government officials who are engaged in facilitating decision-making process in water sector at state and national level, researchers from universities and non-governmental organizations who have the potential to disseminate the knowledge required for scaling up the faecal sludge and decentralized wastewater management (focusing on nature based technologies) in the country.

The training programme is divided into different modules, comprising of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD), Onsite Sanitation Systems, Faecal Sludgeand Decentralized Wastewater Management to meet different needs of the target groups. These theoretical and practical modules include interactive sessions with leading experts, presentation on case studies and visit to successfully implemented treatment systems. The participants will get the opportunity to plan and design onsite systems and decentralized wastewater treatmentsystem as part of ‘Do It Yourself’- group exercise.

The 4 days short term residential training is being organized at CSE’s newly built state-of-art facility, 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.

Aim of the training:

To create cadre of practitioners with knowledge, skill and attitude to mainstream urban faecal sludge and decentralized wastewater management.

Learning Objective:

  • Mapping of excreta flow in a region by using standardgraphic generator, a tool developed by SFD PromotionInitiative
  • Providing skills on planning and designing a decentralizedwastewater treatment system (effluent and grey water)
  • Interact with the real implementers to understand theworking of the technologies

Training Methodology
The training style is considerably based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, which conveys teaching messages through interactive practical work done by trainees. The training will be focused on experiential learning – including individual/group interaction, practical group exercises, interaction with experts, discussions, field visit and documentary films to highlight the best management practices successfully implemented. Furthermore, the training is complimented by sessions and discussions on existing case studies which demonstrate the recommended actions and interventions for sustainable sanitationmanagement.

Field Visit
The training programmewill have dedicated session for field visits to have practical visibility of the best management practices for Decentralized Wastewater Management and Reuse. 

Course Coordinators:

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

Mr. Jyoti Parsad
Senior Research Associate - Water Programme (Delhi Office)
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244), mobile: +91 85598 38864

Training Director:

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


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Who can apply?
 National and State Level Training Entities, PMUs supporting Smart City, AMRUT and HRIDAY Mission.
 Urban Planners, Engineers and Consultants
 Practitioners from consultancies, community-based organizations, social-welfareorganizations, non-government organizations
 Independent researchers, and academia working in water sector
How to apply?
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It is mandatory to provide letter of motivation and nomination/reference for processing your application.  
Course Fees:
For Indian Participant
INR 23,000 (for double occupancy accommodation)
INR 30,000 (for single occupancy accommodation)
For International Participant
USD 590
 (for double occupancy accommodation)
USD 760 (for single occupancy accommodation)
(Includes Tuition fee, Training material, External expert lectures and sessions, Boarding and lodging, Transport from New Delhi to AAETI and back)
Limited scholarships and special offers available
Full scholarship 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.

- 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

(Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are especially encouraged to apply and avail the special offers.) Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.
Alumni Feedback
“The sessions in this training were very useful and have strengthened my understanding of technical and design aspects of domestic treatment systems”
Mr. Ajit Kumar Mishra, Asst Director, RCUES, Lucknow
“I will try to introduce Decentralised Wastewater Treatment systems in future projects as sustainable development.
Md.Khalekuzzaman, Lecturer, KUET, Bangladesh
“Thank you so much for the opportunity.It was a wonderful experience for me at the AAETI campus. The training program was really interesting, informative and excellent.I feel it has given me enough to explore my knowledge in the field of urban water and sanitation.I would definitely love to return to the AAETI campus and learn more.”
Pankaj Shukla, Junior Research Associate, Center for Water and Sanitation (C-WAS), CEPT University, India
“Great exposure to FSSM and on site sanitation and decentralized waste water treatment.
Nadeem Khan, Wash Institute, Consultant (IEC & Monitoring), New Delhi
Reference Document
Septage Management - Urban India's journey beyond ODF
Water-sensitive Urban Design and Planning
Reinvent, Recycle, Reuse - Toolkit on Decentralised Wastewater Management