Date: 20th Feb-5th March, 2021
Last date for Registration- 10th Feb, 2021.
Registration date extended- 15th Feb, 2021


Will building more toilets end our quest for the sanitation utopia?

Certainly not.

Countries across the globe are waking up to the fresh challenge of disposal of the massive quantities of solid and liquid waste generated by the new toilets they have built. What's more, they have to ensure availability of enough water to make the usage of these toilets sustainable. This waste can easily turn into a serious health hazard by seeping into our lands, our groundwater and our surface water bodies.

Countries in the Global South as at special risk: their poor are the worst sufferers. The challenge is intensified in rural areas, where on-site containment is the only solution.

The coronavirus pandemic teaches us that we are as weak as the weakest link in the chain- We must ensure that everybody has access to public health and clean water, so that nobody is left out and nobody can be the carrier of the virus. It is essential that we talk about the sustainability of groundwater resources- the most common source of water for rural areas across the globe.

Learning Objectives:

·         Knowledge of safe, adaptable and sustainable technologies for managing toilet waste

·         Understanding decentralised technologies to manage grey and black water

·         Training on how to reuse wastewater and faecal sludge

·         Guidance on the use of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material effectively for safe disposal and reuse of faecal sludge

·         Connecting water to toilets -- how to make the usage of toilets sustainable

·         How to make the source of drinking water sustainable through rainwater harvesting

·         Access to success stories on community-led water harvesting projects. 

Module set up –

Module 1- Introduction and overview

Module 2- Technologies for sustainability of water sources through rainwater harvesting

Module 3- Moving towards safe sanitation

About the training:

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), one of the Global South's leading think tanks on environment and development, has a legacy of over 30 years of work on water and sanitation management in South Asia and Africa. CSE's School of Water and Waste is organizing a global training program on faecal sludge management and rainwater harvesting in rural areas.

This specialized training program is designed to develop capacities of the various stakeholders working in the sanitation sector. It is aimed to equip them to better manage and implement sanitation projects in the rural areas in their respective zones

This is a fellowship-based course. Candidates will be chosen based on their profile and departmental nomination. The candidates will apply with their CV, and letter of nomination from the head of your department, explaining how they will be using the knowledge gained in this course.

Who can apply- Government officials, elected representatives, academics, researchers, students, consultants, waste management practitioners, and members of non-profits and CSR agencies from across the world- especially countries of the Global South in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The course will comprise of content handpicked from years of CSE's work in the field for self-study; learning tools such as presentations, audios and videos featuring the most relevant case studies; online forums for discussion; quizzes and assignments; and weekly live sessions with experts.

Course coordinator

Swati Bhatia
Programme Officer, Rural Water–Waste Programme