Training on Tools and Approaches for Citywide Water and Sanitation Management

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Limited Partial/Full Scholarships
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PART I Water Prudent Cities: Resources Assessment, Budgeting, Planning and Augmentation
Date: April 16-19 , 2019

PART II Non Sewered  Sanitation
Date: April 23-26, 2019

Field visits 
Date: April 20– 22, 2019

The participants can choose to attend both or any one of the trainings. 

About the Training

Rapid urban growth and unplanned development has led to poor provisioning of basic utility services such as access to water and sanitation (W&S). In India, the National Water Mission (National Action Plan on Climate Change) and National Water Policy, 2012 talks about assessing impact of climate change on water resources, promotion of citizen and State action for water conservation and augmentation, increasing water use efficiency by 20% and promotion of basin level integrated water resources management. There are numerous national and state level initiatives emphasizing the importance of sanitation, like National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP), Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The focus, however, lies in the “hardware” aspect of sanitation, which mainly includes provision of services and infrastructure, like the construction of toilets or laying of the pipeline network. Lack of comprehensive planning and services exposes humans to adverse health risks. 

There is a need to understand that the W&S management are done at various levels – Individual building, Neighborhood, City and Sub-basin/basin levels. The planning and management for achievement of the above-mentioned goals of SDG and national water mission requires utilization of various tools and approaches which could be utilized to achieve one or more of these goals. The tools and approaches could be preventive or reactive in nature or they could be focused around a single/multiple dimension (social, economic or environment).

Based on demand and understanding the need of building capacity of stakeholders for creating a water and sanitation prudent society, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a second round of training on “Tools and Approaches for Citywide Water and Sanitation Management”.  The 10 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.

Refer to details of previous similar training programme organised by CSE: Click here Part –I , Part-II


The aim of the training is to create change-agents in the water and sanitation sector, who will have in-depth understanding of key tools and approaches for city wide water and sanitation management.


  • Developing community of practice in the W&S sector
  • Exposure and use of key tools and approaches for existing and upcoming policies, programmes and projects
  • Build capacity of researchers for pursuing further research and make them competent for W&S sector related green jobs 

Training Methodology

The trainings style is considerably based on the ‘Harvard Case Method’, which conveys teaching messages through interactive practical work done by trainees. The trainings 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 trainings are complimented by sessions and discussions on existing case studies which demonstrate the recommended actions and interventions for sustainable water and sanitation management.

Programme Design

PART I Water Prudent Cities: Resources Assessment, Budgeting, Planning and Augmentation

· Hydrological Information System (HIS) and Geographic Information System (GIS)
· Water Sensitive Urban Design & Planning (WSUDP) (Sustainable Urban Drainage System - SuDS and Rainwater Harvesting - RWH)

PART II Non Sewered  Sanitation

· Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DWWTs)
· Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) and Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM)

Field Visit

The training programme, Part I and Part II,will have one day each reserved for field visits to have practical visibility of the best management practices following WSUDP approach.

Special Offers

Participants who would be selected for the training programme would either get full or part scholarship. The selection would be based on participants’ eligibility, credentials, supporting documents and probability of transforming the learnings from training into implementation “becoming a change-agent".

Female participants, candidates from Economically Weaker Sections, Government institutions and sanitation alliance partners are specially encouraged to apply and avail the scholarship benefits.

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.

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

It is mandatory to provide letter of motivation and nomination/reference for processing your application. 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be informed.  

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-welfare organizations, non-government organizations
  • Independent researchers, and academia working in the WASH sector
  • Key stakeholders in the water and sanitation value chain
  • Public health personnel and Sanitary Inspectors from Urban Local Bodies 

How to apply?

For filling the application form for registration and scholarship, please click here 


Course Coordinator:

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

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

Shivali Jainer
Deputy Programme Manager, Water Programme
+91-11-40616000 (Ext: 244)

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director, (School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute – AAETI).



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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
I have gained new knowledge and techniques regarding waste water and faecal sludge treatment, GIS, and other tools and approaches. I am grateful to CSE.

Esther Agyabeng Fofie, Principal Technologist, Council for Science and Industrial Research-Institute of Industrial Research, Ghana
I appreciate your sincere efforts to organise the training programmes so very well, for your efforts to gather the resources and making each day so knowledgeable and lively. I hope to continue this connectivity in the future as well.

Prof. Ashwani Luthra, Guru Ramdas School of Planning, GND University, India
A hearty thanks and much respect to the CSE team. Without your effort we would not have had this fantastic time. From here we return with knowledge, precious memories, laughter, and a bundle of love and respect. Thank you!!!

Devang Pandya and Gunjan Bokil, Planning Solutions, India
Best place and environment for learning. Keep it up CSE team! This training is very relevant to developing countries.

Subash Pyakurel, WASH Engineer, Oxfam, Nepal
You guys are pretty awesome. Look after yourselves and keep it up!

Matt Barlow, PhD student in Anthropology, Australia
The sessions were very fruitful for me. It was a fantabulous experience. All this learning is going to be reflected in my work. I would love to attend such sessions again. Great job CSE team for organising such a wonderful workshop!

Sakshi Godara, Regional Planner, IPE Global, India