AMRUT-Capsule III: Training Programme on Integrated Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Management for Municipal Functionaries of Uttar Pradesh

Date: February 26-28 , 2020

Venue: CSE, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi

Language: English

In order to strengthen capacities of Urban Local Bodies, States and other stakeholders, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has empanelled 30 training entities for rolling out individual capacity building with a three separate capsule spread framework under AMRUT & Smart City Mission (SCM). In a step to implement the integrated Capacity Building, the Orientation Capsule has been replaced with a new integrated Orientation Capsule whose outline covers critical aspects of all the Urban Missions. The current Operational Guidelines will apply for all trainings conducted henceforth under the Integrated Capacity Building Framework of the MoHUA.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a designated Centre of Excellence (CoE) of MoHUA for capacity building and mainstreaming reforms/ good practices under Capacity Building Scheme for Urban Local Bodies (CBULB) scheme since 2009. Since 2016 CSE has also been empanelled as training institution in subject area: (i) Engineering & Public Health and (ii) Town Planning - to roll out training programmes in AMRUT cities.   In this undertaking, CSE is supporting states (Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Jharkhand) for delivery of individual capacity building programmes such as – Strategic training plan based on Training Need Assessment (TNA), research studies/documentation, exposure visit/workshops/seminar. This would also include coaching and task related assistance from peers / mentors as well as visibility and preparation of IEC materials. 

Along these lines, CSE has signed a MoU with Department of Urban Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh to roll out training programmes as per the integrated capacity building project. 

About the Training

Rapid urbanization and increasing rural-urban migration are contributing to increasing urban poor settlements in India. Unsanitary conditions in these settlements, which result in poor health and a high infant and child mortality rate, are one of the biggest challenges for urban local bodies/municipalities. It has been realized that traditional sanitary practices of wastewater management are not going to reach and solve this challenge. Therefore, FSM, particularly in urban areas with low-income settlements, is getting more attention and urban local bodies/municipalities are adopting FSM into their planning and implementation.

Understanding the need to build capacity of municipal functionaries for FSM, the School of Water and Waste, AAETI, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing the three days residential training for government official of UP. This training is the third in the series of trainings organized by CSE in the field of water and wastewater management for officials of UP. The objective is to make the participants aware of various issues and challenges related with faecal sludge management in the urban sector and required understanding for the planning, designing and operation of a comprehensive faecal sludge management (FSM) system.


This training aims to provide understanding and technical guidance of all of the required aspects for the design and operation of a comprehensive faecal sludge management (FSM) system.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of all of the required aspects for the design and operation of a comprehensive faecal sludge management (FSM) system.
  • Build knowledge to describe what an SFD could be used for, how to prepare your own SFD and use the tools and methods used for preparation of SFD graphic and report.
  • Understanding of treatment, management, and planning aspects related to FSM
  • Place FSM in a total urban water cycle approach
  • Identify suitable treatment options for specific situations and locations
  • Understand the mechanisms and designs of specific treatment technologies

Target Participants

The training programme is for officials of ULBs (Engineers and Town Planners), Commissioners and Executive Officers of Uttar Pradesh.

Training Methodology

The training will be conducted by state of the art teaching - learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, experiential learning using detailed case studies and group exercises on implementing smart solutions in improving urban services. 

To view the previous AMRUT trainings organized by CSE;

For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Course Coordinators:

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager- Water Management 
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 257 
Fax. +91-11-29955879 

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE and Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI