Advanced Training on Planning and Designing for Treatment of Faecal Sludge & Septage

Centre for Science and Environment, India Faecal Sludge Treatment

Target Audience

Municipal / State Government Engineers, Consultants, Contractors, PMU / TSU staff supporting State Governments and Cities in setting Faecal Sludge Treatment Facilities


CSE is organising an Advanced Training on ‘Planning and Designing for Treatment of Faecal Sludge and Septage’, from 22-26 July 2019, at its newly built fully residential campus – the Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) – at Nimli, Tijara Block – Alwar, in Rajasthan, India which is roughly two hours from Delhi. It is a green campus demonstrating building materials, energy, decentralized water and wastewater treatment that provide lessons on what can be done countrywide. The institute also has India’s first faecal sludge management laboratory that can both analyse solutions for septic and sewage systems to validate new technologies.

This training intends to provide hands-on learning in planning and designing faecal sludge treatment facilities in a city with case-studies and experience sharing from Malaysia, Philippines and Bangladesh by International Experts. This would include:
1) Co-Treatment of FS in STPs & Septage Management by IWK in Malaysia, by Mr Dorai Narayana (former Head of Department, IWK, Malaysia).
2) Learnings from Septage Management in Dumaguete, Philippines, by Mr David Robbins (former sanitation specialist at Oxfam, RTI International & Philippines Sanitation Alliance).
3) Co-composting of FS & Organic Municipal Solid Waste at Sakhipur. Experience sharing (Dr Abdullah Al-Muyeed & Mr Suman Kanti Nath, WaterAid Bangladesh).

Learning Objectives

Planning for FSSM interventions in a city and understanding the economics of effective FSSM across the value chain.
Strategies for better uptake of interventions in the sector. Case-studies and experience sharing from Philippines.
Planning and designing for various technologies in Faecal Sludge Treatment and understanding the operations and maintenance requirements of the facilities.
Planning and designing for Co-Treatment of Faecal Sludge in STP. Case study and experience from Malaysia.
Planning and designing for reuse with case-studies and experience sharing from Co-composting in Bangladesh.