Dates: July 23rd, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM IST
Access to toilet and the need for effective faecal sludge and septage (FSS) management is one of the key areas for improved urban sanitation that gained momentum during Swachh Bharat Mission in India. India was declared Open Defection Free (ODF) in 2019 and today is reported to have 100 + faecal sludge treatment plants and another 350+ in different stages of construction.
However majority of toilets are connected to onsite sanitation systems like septic tanks or pits that require periodic emptying of septage. This requires enabling framework for safe disposal at FSTPs or co-treatment at sewage treatment plants and other designated places like Sewage Pumping Systems etc. Nevertheless the emptying of septic tanks is largely done on demand from households or other establishments by unrecognised private sector desludgers and dumping of waste in land or water environment. Need is to develop incentives for good practices, penalties for unsafe disposal and developing a business model of cost recovery for the services.
Majority of urban local bodies are striving to get ODF+, ODF++, and Water+ certifications which focus on entire sanitation service chain as well as wastewater treatment ensuring safe disposal and treatment of human excreta.
Development of FSTPs in India is one major leap forward in effective faecal sludge management. Need is to support cities develop sustainable practices across sanitation chain and develop business models for sustainable emptying and desludging for improved sanitation. One important question to answer is what kind of arrangements an ULB should go for ensuring periodic emptying and desludging? This further leads to several other questions related with access, typology of onsite systems, operational scheme, financial and personnel arrangements, best practices and regulations, awareness generation and behaviour change, byelaws and taxation, which need to be answered?
Scheduled desludging is also an approach that helps ensure inclusive and equitable service delivery so that low-income communities also have access to the services and makes cities accountable for sustainable service delivery. Many cities across the world have implemented successful models of FSSM along best suited desludging model either by adopting scheduled desludging or demand based or cluster based approach. Regular emptying of on-site containment systems is a key service delivery challenge that provides an entry point for improving urban sanitation programming.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is promoting citywide sanitation and effective FSSM in India. The Centre is providing programme cum technical support to – Department of Urban Development, State Government of Uttar Pradesh (India) and National Mission Clean Ganga (NMCG) – Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government. This involves assisting municipal local bodies of Chunar and Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh develop appropriate business model for emptying OSS and disposal of FS at FSTP or co-treatment at STP.
About the Webinar
Develop effective and appropriate business model for desludging for citywide sanitation.
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Suresh Kumar Rohilla
|Proceedings of the webinar|
|Webinar on “Understanding the Septage Desludging Models: What works and What doesn’t work?”|
|Questions & Answers|
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|Presentations & Speaker's details|
International Consultant FSM
|On site systems & desludging : experience and lessons from Malaysia|
Professor - University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
|Scheduled desludging and urban sanitation system strengthening|
Private Sector FSM Consultant, Indonesia
|Understanding the septage desludging models: what works and what doesn’t work?|
Sr. Program Lead,
CWAS, CEPT University
|Citywide Scheduled Desludging Services in Small and Medium towns of Maharashtra, India|
Senior Specialist TNUSSP
|Framework and Approaches for strengthening Desludging services in Tamil Nadu|
Associate Project Manager
CDD Society, Bangalore
|What private desludging operators want?|
|Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE
|Thank you very much all presenters, as an environment student this was very informative and eye opener for future references.
- Vaishali Patel, Kits College of Engineering, Kolhapur
|Thanks to Dr Rohilla and Team CSE. Thanks to all the speakers for covering such an important component desludging from Sanitation Value chain.
- Amit Mishra, CEO, Terrain India Foundation
|Thanks to CSE for organizing this webinar and all presenters to provide excellent regional FSM updates.
- Foort Bustraan, Advisor, USAID
|Thank you so much to all speakers for their very informative presentations! Thank you also to those who organized this webinar. Very much appreciated!
- Vikki Ferrer, Independent Practitioner, Phillipines
|Thank you CSE for arranging a great Webinar on Septage Desludging Models, specially focusing on Scheduled Desludging. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate. The presentation of different cases helped me a lot to understand the very practical aspects of the models.
- Shahidul Islam, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
|First of all I thank to the host as well as the professor, Scientists who were presented in the webinar. Really I enjoyed a lot the information that I gained from the webinar. Actually I think that every countrymen should be serious for keep this environment neat and clean, sanitized his/ her sorrounding. Our Indians should keep a knowledge about use of septic tank and the cleaning process. I am really happy to join the meeting. As the study of Environment is a integral part of our study. I feel it's necessity.Hope that you will conduct this type talk session again soon and I will get chance to join it.
- Alokendu De, Visva Bharati University
|It was very valuable and worth attending the webinar. I'll expect similar types of webinar on regular basis so as to update ourselves from recent advancement in Environmental engineering and technology.
- Abhishek Yadav, IET, Lucknow