Training on Sustainable Rural Sanitation

India has declared itself open defecation free (ODF). The infamous distinction of having the world’s largest number of people going out to defecate is a history. But would that signal the end of our quest for sanitation story? Most certainly not. 

The country is beginning to wake up to fresh challenge: how would it dispose of the massive amounts of solid and liquid waste generated from the millions of new toilets we have built? How do we prevent all this waste to seep back into our groundwater or our lakes and rivers and turn into an unmanageable health hazard? What are the safe, adaptable and sustainable technologies for managing toilet waste and for reusing faecal sludge?

We bring you a training programme designed to understand the problem and explore solutions. It will be conducted at our state-of-the-art residential training facility in Nimli, Rajasthan, by acknowledged experts from the field.


  1. Information on safe toilet technologies practised in different ecological regions of India
  2. Understanding of decentralised technologies used for management of grey and black water
  3. How to design decentralised wastewater treatment systems and monitor their efficiency
  4. How to treat and reuse faecal sludge
  5. How to use Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials effectively for making an ODF state sustainable
  6. How to develop guidelines for making DPRs for solid-liquid resource management
  7. Site visits and real-time problem analyses

Rs 23,000
per person for double occupancy. Rs 30,000 per person for single occupancy. The fees covers pick-up and drop from Delhi, boarding and lodging at Nimli and field trip costs.

COURSE DURATION: February 3-6, 2020

COURSE VENUE AAETI Campus, Nimli, Alwar, Rajasthan

LAST DATE FOR APPLYING: January 20, 2020

OPEN FOR National, state and district-level officials, elected representatives, CSR agencies, students, academicians, researchers, consultants, practitioners and non-profits

10% early bird discount till January 1, 2020
20% discount for group participation (four and above)



Rashmi Verma,
Programme Officer
Centre for Science and Environment
Mobile: 9720763089
Tel: 91-11-40616000; (Extn. 280)


Alumni Feedback

Karnataka is looking for the alternatives in solid and liquid waste management that are economical, less technical and demand low operation and maintenance. This training helped us to grasp new avenues and address existing challenges. The thematic sessions were very focused and content rich. The elaborative session of DPR preparation is among the major takeaway from this training.

Chethana Ganga, State coordinator for Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Karnataka
The learning experience is great here. It serves as a medium through which I get new insights in the area of solid and liquid waste management. This will further add value in ongoing projects in the district

Gopi R, Assistant Engineer, Dakshina Kannada District Karnataka
The sessions on solid and liquid waste management are very informative and great learning exercise. It is a great platform and we are listed with the range of interventions that can be done in the field of water and waste in our ongoing and upcoming projects.

Amit Wajpe,  Project Coordinator (WASH) , Collective of Integrated Livlihood Initiative (CINI), Baroda, Gujarat
This is a great platform to get an overview of the interventions that can be done in the field of water and waste. This training helps to enhance my knowledge and develop new insights to manage liquid and solid waste which I can further utilize in my ongoing projects.

Abhishek Choudhary, Senior Manager, Finish Society Chhattisgarh
As Rajasthan is already an ODF state, we are now working on ODF plus and ODF sustainability. This training helped us to grasp new avenues and address existing challenges. The thematic sessions were very focused and content rich.

Naval Kishore, SBM State coordinator, Rajasthan