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Training on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment

Mainstreaming decentralised wastewater recycling and reuse

Training on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment

The fundamental principle underlying our water management programme is that the looming water crisis facing the country is not primarily due to lack of water, but rather arises from mismanagement of water resources. The centralised management paradigm has kept the citizens out and taken away their sense of responsibility towards managing their water. Given 

the growing population and water demand, the government will find it extremely difficult to raise financial resources to meet the growing water needs as well as to clean up the increasing levels of polluted water. The answers to meeting the challenge of the water crisis lie in a participatory, efficient and sustainable water management paradigm. Every person, household, company or community can contribute to this effort by mobilising finances and labour. Thus, water management, from water conservation to water pollution, must become everybody’s business. The objective is to build a movement across India and in South Asia for onsite wastewater management through networking and partnership with architects/planners, RWAs/institutions, local NGOs/CBOs, ULBs and parastatal agencies for  implementation of model projects.


CSE is organizing training programmes to provide an overview of the existing wastewater treatment practices and will focus on promoting, planning and designing decentralised systems to facilitate recycling and reuse of wastewater.


The increasing urban population in India along with increasing wastewater generation gives reason for concern and the need for sustainable and affordable water and sewage management practices. There is a big gap between sewage generated and treated in urban centers. The decentralised approach to wastewater treatment systems is a growing practice which demonstrates the opportunities for implementing sewage treatment in an efficient and cost effective way including reuse and recycle of treated wastewater.


The course will provide comprehensive knowledge about the following topics to the participants:

• Water management and status of sewage generation and treatment in India

• Fundamentals of wastewater treatment

• Review of the existing sewage treatment practices

• Decentralised approaches in treating sewage

• New and emerging on-site technologies in domestic wastewater treatment

• Water efficient sanitation practices

• Economics of decentralised wastewater treatment systems

• Planning, designing, implementation and monitoring of localized treatment systems

• Recycle and reuse options for treated wastewater


• Classroom lectures by experts

• Site visits to wastewater treatment and reuse projects

• Practical group exercises

• Presentations by participants

• Reference material

• Film screening


Civil engineers, architects, urban planners, environment consultants, NGOs, students and academicians with interest in the theory, planning and designing, practice and policy of urban water management.

General Instructions
Rs 8000/- for two and a half days
Training fee include CSE course material, site visits, lunch tea/ coffee, snacks during the training program. Please note this does not include accomodation.
For Information Contact
Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Programme Director
Water Programme
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/286

Dr. Uday Bhonde
Deputy Programme Manager
Water Programme
Email: uday@cseindia.org
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/257

Dr. Mahreen Matto
Program Officer (Programme Monitoring)
Water Programme
Ph no: +91-11-4061000/257
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