Training Programme on: Sewerage to Sustainable Sanitation: Mapping of Excreta Flow and Faecal Sludge & Septage Management

February 12-15, 2018

Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Nimli, Tijara, Rajasthan  

Last Date for Applying: January 15, 2018


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). 

Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) recognizes this need and offers the four-day training programme for capacity building of practitioners, academicians and government officials of India, Africa and South Asia on sustainable decentralized sanitation. The goal is to create a cadre of practitioners with knowledge, skills and attitude for mainstreaming sustainable water and sanitation across urban India, Africa and across South Asia. 

CSE is one of the partners in SFD Promotion Initiative and has prepared 27 SFDs for different agro-climatic regions (cities) of pan India. Evident from FSM4 conference held in 2017 in Chennai, SFD has emerged as an intelligible advocacy tool for urban sanitation programming.  In addition, CSE has been working on policy and implementation regarding faecal sludge and septage management at the national and global levels. In 2017, the centre published Septage Management, a practitioner’s guide to assist practitioners involved in the sanitation sector as well as urban designing and planning. 

Part I: SFD - A tool for mapping excreta, February 12 - 13, 2018

The two-day 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. The tool shows how excreta is or is not contained as it moves from defecation to disposal or end-use, and the fate of all excreta generated. An accompanying report describes the service delivery context of the city or town.

- Learning Outcomes: 

  • To understand the process of SFD preparation including stakeholder involvement

  • To have an in-depth knowledge about the methodology of data collection and analysis 

  • To have hands-on experience of using SFD graphic generator  

Part II- Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM), February 14 - 15, 2018

The two-day programme will focus on the current state of knowledge of this rapidly evolving field and present an integrated approach that includes planning, technology and management. The training will be supported with best management practices in FSSM.

- Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand the current global FSSM practices including stakeholder involvement

  • To address and provide hands on experience in planning and designing for entire sanitation chain

  • To provide an understanding of the most up-to-date FSM technological options

  • To update on international and national reforms on FSSM

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

Special sessions by eminent faculty/researchers on SFD graphic generator and sustainable business models for FSSM.

A certificate of participation will be awarded at the end of the programme

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 FSSM practices.

Who Can Apply?

Practitioners (engineers/architects/planners/representatives of non-governmental organization and government officials), academicians, consultants, students, researchers.

Please fill in the application form for registration and scholarship through the following web links:

Payment Details:

Full training course fees: Rs 30,000/– (550 USD) (Includes tuition fee; training materials; travel including flight tickets and local conveyance; food & accommodation)

Special Offers: 

A total of 15 participants will be offered flat 50% discount on above mentioned fee, on first-come, first-served basis1. Hurry-up, limited seats are available.

For International Candidates:

Limited seats offering part and full fellowships are available for candidates from African and South Asian countries.

Payment of fees:

For Indian candidate: You may courier the DD/ cheque drawn in favor of the "CENTRE FOR SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT" at the following address:

Reference Number FSM/2018
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Near Batra Hospital,
New Delhi-110062, India

For international candidates: Details will be provided once application form is filled.

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

Training coordinator

Mr Shantanu Kumar Padhi 
Research Associate, Water Programme 
Centre for Science and Environment

Training coordinator

Mr Mritunjay Kumar
Programme Officer, Water Programme 
Centre for Science and Environment







Condition applied: Discount will be offered subject to the selection criteria based on motivation letter.