Workshop on ‘Sustainable Sanitation – Global & Local Partnerships, Experiences and Way ahead’ at FSM 5 and AfricaSan5

Dated:  February 18, 2019

Protea 1&2, Hotel Southern Sun the Cullinan, 1 Cullinan St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa


Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE work towards meeting three key challenges: those of driving policy through research and its dissemination; of devising solutions that match the scale of the problems; and of developing capacity ofthose who can implement solutions – both sustainable and equitable, and be the change.

CSE workshop is organised as side event to FSM5 and Africasan5 international workshop.   The conference aimed at bringing together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for FSM The FSM5 will be structured into three tracks; case studies, industry and applied research. Further detail information can be found here...

With strong local roots and deep regional experience, CSE plays a crucial role in this interlinking of local and global action on especially in addressing issues of developing world. The Centre has instituted close collaborations ( more than 25 existing partnerships) in India and abroad with diverse set of government, universities and civil society actors across and been involved in range of interventions – from capacity building to in depth-reportage, and information dissemination to direct policy level interventions to guiding the implementation of sustainable water and sanitation related infrastructure. We believe that CSE’s work has relevance and resonance at the global level. There are two ways in which we currently play a role at this level: first, as a though leader and second as a partner in global processes. We are particularly  in a unique position in the Southern world to understand, engage and convey issues of the trajectory of growth of developing countries, which is different from that of the industrialized world and capture the elements of learning for ‘reinvention of growth without pollution’ to structure engagement with the global processes. This is unique yet complimentary role.  CSE Water and Waste programme key objectives and outcomesare: 

  • Build a cadre of regulators and multipliers in the areas of water and sanitation management through research and capacity building programmes for rapid uptake of innovative techniques and management practices.
  • Develop a global network for sharing of best practices in climate-resilient water management practices.
  • Build capacity of targeted model cities so that they commit to a time-bound plan on sustainable and equitable water provisioning and implement projects on rainwater harvesting. Influence urban project funding to design this change.
  • Help incorporate decentralized and affordable wastewater including septagemanagement in city plans.

Recently CSE has also set up the first Faecal Sludge referral lab in India which engages in the FSSM space with end-users, policymakers, practitioners, professionals. The laboratory is a member of the alliance of faecal sludge laboratories anchored at IHE, The Netherlands.

This side event is a knowledge exchange workshop with partners and potential partners or sector players – to learn from experiences, success stories, latest developments and collaboration opportunitiesin mainstreaming citywide water - sanitation and effective faecal and sludge management. The event will include dedicated session of FSM laboratories alliance todiscuss the latest developments in FSSM characterization methodologies, testing protocols and develop further partnerships / collaborations.

There is no registration fees for attending the workshop but participation is by invitation only. 

If you are interested in attending the workshop please contact workshop coordinator -

Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager, CSE 

For further information:

Suresh Kumar Rohilla,
Senior Director CSE

Jay Bhagwan
Executive Manager WRC