Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) successfully completed a Training of Trainers cum Workshop on “Used Water Management through Interception and Diversion Systems” in collaboration with Central Public Health & Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO), MoHUA, Govt of India. This workshop was held atAnil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) from 6-8 December, 2023. We had a total of 48 attendees who were from diverse background such as – Government officials, NGOs, Academia, Consultancies etc.
The participants arrived at CSE head office on 6 December and then departed from Delhi to AAETI for the further sessions.
On Day 1 of the training, the session commenced with an ice-breaking activity where each participant was paired up and tasked with introducing their partner. This was followed by a context-setting session led by Mr. DipenderKapur, Director, WaterProgramme (CSE), setting the tone for the entire workshop by delineating its purpose and expected outcomes. Moreover, participants from various states were encouraged to share their experiences on I&D, highlighting the challenges and opportunities encountered in project planning and implementation within their respective regions.
During Session 2 of Day 1, Mr. Rajesh Pai, Senior Advisor at WASH Institute, delivered a concise overview of how cities are strategizing and executing I&D initiatives. He described the manifold challenges faced by cities during the preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs), the tendering process, and the implementation phase. Further before breaking for lunch Mr. Chaurasia, Joint Advisor at CPHEEO, shared his insights on I&D initiatives in India. He provided a brief overview of the I&D component within the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Post Lunch session was led by brief presentation by Deepak Srivastava, Addl CE, DelhiJal Board on state experience on I&D and best practices through a case study of Delhi. The day's proceedings concluded with a session on planning and design consideration of I&D projects by Mr. DhawalPatil from EcosanServices . He detailed out various feasibility parameters to be considered for I&D project at town level, site selection for treatment infrastructure and treatment systems. Further, through an example he explained the entire planning process for STP/FSTP along with its socio-economic cost benefits analysis.
The day 2 of the workshop began with a Recap session by Mr. Jyoti Parsad Dadhich, DPM (CSE) and then a brief presentation by Mr. ShivkumarPujari, Deputy General Manager Feedback Infra, on DPR and tendering process. This was followed by a case study presentation on I&D planning and implementation project in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand by Mr. Adarsh Srivastava, R K Engineers. Mr. PG Ganapathy, Advisor CDD Society, shared a short presentation on his takeaways from his experience in planning and implementation of I&D systems in India. It was followed by technical and innovative session by Mr. R Biniwale on I&D and in-situ treatment of drains, followed by session on scaling up city wide sanitation system by Mr. Pravin Kumar, Director NMCG. The day's proceedings were concluded by Mr. DipenderKapur and V K Chaurasia, summarising the two day workshop learning and encouraging consultants and other participants to share the learning of the training with their colleagues.
We have received 360 degree good response from participants in terms of content, methodology, organization of the training, time management and co-curricular activities.
Jyoti Parsad Dadhich
Deputy Programme Manager
Water Programme, CSE
Depinder Singh Kapur
Director, Water Programme, CSE