Training Programme on Planning and designing of DWWTs and FSTPs

Date:  October 10-13, 2017 

Venue: CSE – AAGC, 38 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi

*For select target audience*

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)is capacitating the key state and non-state actors for preparation of city owned and implementable - CitySanitation Plan with effective septage/faecal sludge management(FSM) in target Ganga basin town/cities. The Centre’s initiative is supported by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (Swacch Bharat Mission – Urban, AMRUT), Ministry of Water Resources. River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (National Mission Clean Ganga – Namami Gange programme) of the Government of India in collaboration with the state governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The aim is to ensure convergence of national flagship programmes(SBM, AMRUT/Smart cities, NULM, HRIDAY and Namami Gange) with state and local programmes to support city’s journey beyond ODF(includes septage/faecal sludge and sewage treatment) and ensure river pollution abatement – Aviral aur nirmal dhara. This involves active sensitization of stakeholders and engagement at all stages of the preparation of City Sanitation Plan (CSP) with a City Sanitation Task Force (CSTF) constituted in each city to endorse a common vision– with defined short, medium and long term urban sanitation programming. 

National Policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management and Swachh Survekshanreleased in 2017 by Government of India and commitment by Swachh Bharat Mission as well as National Mission Clean Ganga is encouraging effective FSM starting with pilot faecalsludge treatment plants, safe disposal and reuse and cost effective wastewater treatment in target cities. In order to take up above mentioned initiatives need to capacitate the target cities / state line departments, consultants and other practitioners on state of art planning, designing effective Faecal Sludge Treatment(FSTP) and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plants (DWWT) including understanding of the entire urban sanitation value chain. 

Aim: Capacitating key centre/state and municipal functionaries on planning, designing and implementation of faecal sludge /septage treatment plants (FSTPs) and cost effective decentralized wastewater treatment plants (DWWTs).


  • Develop understanding on citywide sanitation– sanitation value chain, ODF ++ (i.e. effective wastewater and faecal sludge management)linking concerns public health and river pollution.
  • Planning, designing FSTPs and DWWTs starting from site selection, selection of technology / technology provider and monitoring.
  • Interaction with leading experts / technology providers and regulators with experienceof successfulimplementing similar projects in India or similar contexts abroad
  • Understanding regulatory framework, compliance and monitoring requirements of FSTP and DWWT.
  • Develop a cadre of practitioners (champions) with improved understanding of best management practices in water and sanitation, public health and river pollution abatement.

 Target Group:

  • Target cities identified by SBM & NMCG initiative for implementing pilot FSTPs and DWWTs for citywide sanitation under the programme (namely – Bijnore, Chunar, Ramnagar, Gangaghat in U.P and Bodhgaya, Katihar in Bihar). 
  • Centre /state level nodal functionaries handling SBM, AMRUT and Namimi Gange initiative and responsinle for planning, designing or appriasal of water and sewage projects. 
  • Representatives of NGO’s, RCUES, consultants and/or NFSSM Alliance partners supporting target states in planning, designing or implementation of water –wastewater/waste management projects.

 Training /Registration Fees :No registration fees - this training is for select target audience. All the boarding, lodging and other permissible costs related to participation in the training will be borne by organisers or reimbursed (with prior approval). All registered participant are required to attend all sessions each day between 9.00am to 5.30pm. A certificate will be provided to all on completion of training.

 Training Faculty: The trainers are leading experts, researchers, consultants, regulators and key policy makers with coniderable experience and standing in the water and sanitation sector. For details (click here)

 Alumni & Feedback: All registered participants become part of CSE alumni group comprising global community of practitioners (5000+) - policy makers, NGO’s, academics and consultants providing opportunity for knowledge sharing, networking and sharing experiences. For feedback from participants of trainings on similar subject area

For more information contact:

Training Coordinator (s)

  • Bhitush Luthra, Dy Programme Manager, email: tel.: 9910340470
  • SumitGautam – ProgrammeManager,email:


Programme Director

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla- Programme Director, email:, Fax:+91 (011) 29955879