Training on Decentralised Sanitation solutions for Grey Water and Faecal Sludge

Date: March 06-09, 2018

Venue: School of Water and Waste Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Nimli, Tijara, Rajasthan  

Sanitation has emerged as one of the biggest challenge of the world. Inadequate sanitation has negative impacts on health and environment. In India, the economic burden of poor sanitation is almost half of the total global losses and 5.2% of country’s GDP. The need of the hour is to think beyond the current wave of toilet construction under Swachh Bharat Mission and focus on mapping of excreta and planning and designing for Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) and also sensitize about wastewater reuse and recycle. 

Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) recognizes this need and offers four-day training programme for endowing practitioners working with WaterAid India and their associate partners on sustainable decentralized sanitation. 

About the Training 
The aim of the training is to create a cadre of practitioners with knowledge, skills and attitude for mainstreaming sustainable Non Sewered Sanitation in India.

The training programme will focus on understanding the excreta flow diagram (often described as shit flow diagram, SFD). SFD is a tool to readily understand and communicate, how excreta physically flow through a city or town. This will be followed by current state of knowledge of FSSM and present an integrated approach that includes planning, technology and management. It will address the planning and organization of the sanitation service chain, from the collection and transportation of wastewater & faecal sludge and its treatment options, to the disposal/ end use of treated wastewater & faecal sludge. 

Learning outcomes
A four-day training programme will give an overview of sanitation planning and will include following aspects.  

  • Mapping of excreta flow in a region by using standard graphic generator, a tool developed by SFD Promotion Initiative 

  • Current global FSSM practices and technological options including stakeholder involvement

  • Providing skills on planning and designing a decentralized wastewater treatment system (effluent and grey water)

Training Methodology
The training will be conducted based on state of the art teaching – learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, experiential learning using detailed case studies, working in groups on planning and designing and class room lectures supported by documentary films and field visits to demonstrate successfully implemented sustainable decentralized sanitation practices

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Please feel free to contact the course coordinators  

Programme Director
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla 
Programme Director, Water Programme  
Centre for Science and Environment

Training Manager
Dr Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager, Water Programme 
Centre for Science and Environment

Training coordinator
Mr Bhitush Luthra 
Deputy Programme Manager, Water Programme 
Centre for Science and Environment


Feedback of previous trainings
“Reading SFD and data session were most important session and the practical session was the best that cleared a lot of confusions.”

Mr. Sanjay Singh, Additional director, PSI, 2016
“The best part of the training is the communication of organizers, training is very well organized and impressive. They know, how to teach participants in the training program.”

Ms. Shubhra Singh, Research Consultant, CSTEP, 2016
“SFD tool is a new tool for me, this training will help me to prepare an SFD for a city in my state. Learning from this training, I will prepare SFDs in few cities of Bangladesh within next few months.”

Mr. Suman Kanti Nath, Programme Officer, Water Aid Bangladesh, 2016
“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, 2015
“I will try to introduce Decentralised Wastewater Treatment systems in future projects as sustainable development.”

Md.Khalekuzzaman, Lecturer, KUET, Bangladesh, 2015
“The event was all a win-win case. Thank you so much for the heartily shared information and still hope to be a practical benefit in improving our social set ups. Designing domestic wastewater treatment system for small population in an economical way.”

Timothy Marekia, Student Egerton University, Kenya, 2017