CSE-WHO Training of Trainers (TOT) on Climate Resilient Sanitation Safety Planning

The primary objective of sanitation interventions is to protect and enhance public health. Currently, several measures are being undertaken to improve the sanitation status in developing countries – but most of these initiatives do not take public health into account. Rather, the focus is on the ‘hardware’ aspect of sanitation: basically, the provision of services and infrastructure. The planning processes to improve sanitation in most countries fail to integrate public health across all spheres.

There is a need, therefore, for a convergence of regulatory and institutional aspects to approach sanitation from a holistic perspective, which integrates service provision and infrastructure with public health.

Centre for Science and Environment’s (CSE) School of Water and Waste (AAETI), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is organizing a four-day Training of Trainers programme on 'Climate Resilient Sanitation Safety Planning. Step-by-step risk management for safely managed sanitation systems’. This training is based on the second edition of sanitation safety planning tool launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2022, and is in line with the WHO’s 2018 guidelines on sanitation and health at the local authority level.

This training would highlight the importance of managing and investing in improved sanitation systems based on adequate understanding of the actual health risks

Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a risk-based management tool for sanitation systems. It provides a structure to bring together actors and stakeholders from various sectors to identify health risks in the sanitation system and agree on improvements and regular monitoring. The approach ensures that control measures target the greatest health risks and emphasise on incremental improvement over time. SSP highlights the integration of the health sector while reusing wastewater, excreta and grey water, and helps to bring a human health perspective to traditional non-health sectors like sanitation engineering and agriculture.


The programme aims to establish a pool of national and international sanitation players who have in-depth understanding of SSP’s key concepts and principles. In line with this objective, the programme will:

  • Help develop an understanding about the SSP process and its importance for all sanitation stakeholders in their respective contexts
  • Help build an understanding of the procedure for risk assessment and management in line with WHO guidelines on sanitation and health, covering all steps of the sanitation chain, with or without safe end use
  • Help gain an understanding about preparing SSP using step-by-step guidance
  • Help develop peer group relations and links to international SSP experts and peers from different regions


The training style is 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, interactions with experts, discussions, and documentary films to highlight the best management practices implemented successfully.

The training programme will also incorporate a field visit to build practical knowledge about the SSP tool.


Anurag Naidu




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Course Fees
For Indian participants:

Rs 25,600 (for double occupancy accommodation)
Rs 28,000 (for single occupancy accommodation)

For international participants:

US $590 (for double occupancy accommodation)
US $760 (for single occupancy accommodation)
Special Offers
50% off for college students and registered NGOs
25% off for industry consultants, and professionals
Who Can Apply?
  • National and state-level training entities, PMUs supporting SBM 2.0, AMRUT 2.0, Smart City, National Mission for Clean Ganga and HRIDAY Mission
  • Public health personnel and sanitary inspectors from urban local bodies
  • Practitioners from consultancies, communitybased organisations, social welfare organisations, NGOs
  • Independent researchers, academia and key stakeholders working in the WASH sector
Leonellha Barreto-Dillon
SSP Trainer and Consultant
Avinash Krishnamurthy
Director, Advisor, and Researcher
Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd
Dr. Ratish Menon
HOD Civil Engineering Department
SCMS group of institutes
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute
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