Training Program on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment & Reuse

Do you work/ study/ research in the urban water sector and want to learn more about alternative and sustainable sewage treatment options?

CSE is organizing a training program on “Decentralised domestic wastewater treatment solutions” .

The fast growing economy, urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation gives reason for concern and the need for appropriate water management practices. The sewerage network and the centralised treatment plants often fail to address the needs of the communities in terms of collection, treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. There is a big gap between the amount of sewage generated and the amount being treated in urban centers.

The decentralised approach to wastewater treatment systems is a growing practice which demonstrates the opportunities for implementing wastewater management in an efficient and cost effective way as well as facilitates wastewater reuse and resource recovery.

CSE, as a part of its activities in the area of urban development on sustainable water management, is organizing a certificate training programme to review the existing wastewater treatment practices and focus on promoting decentralised systems particularly in un-sewered areas that would facilitate recycling and reuse of wastewater.



By the end of 4 days hands on training program, the participants will be able to understand:

• Water management and status of sewage generation and treatment in India

• Fundamentals of wastewater treatment

• Review of the existing treatment practices

• Decentralized approaches in treating sewage

• New and emerging on site technologies in domestic wastewater treatment

• Water efficient sanitation practices

• Economics of decentralized wastewater treatment systems

• Planning, designing, implementation and monitoring of localized treatment systems



• Classroom lectures by experts

• Site visits to wastewater treatment and reuse projects

• Practical group exercises

• Presentations by participants

• Reference materials

• Film screening


Target audience

NGOs, academicians (students, faculty, researchers), architects, private consultants, engineers, environment managers

Course Fee:

The course fee is Rs. 12,000 per participant.

50% discount for NGOs and academicians (students and researchers only). For others, a concession of 20% is given to the second nominee and onwards. The maximum allowable concession is 20%.  Discounted seats are limited and offered on first come first served basis.

Please note that accomodation and travel related costs are not included in the course fee. However, CSE can assist in arranging accomodation on request on payment basis. 

The course fee should be paid in advance by demand draft / cheque in the name of CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT. ( Add Rs.15 for all non-Delhi cheques )

Fellowships are available for South Asian participants (other than Indian Nationals)


Programme Schedule

Date: February 7-10, 2012
10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Anil Aggrawal Green College
Centre for Science and Environment,
38, Tughlakabad Institutional Area (Near Batra Hospital)
New Delhi- 110062


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Last Date for Applying: January 27, 2012