Toilet technologies, water management and solid and liquid waste management in rural areas
There is a serious lack of safe drinking water and sanitation in India, especially in rural areas. Clean drinking water coverage has been slipping back -- in the period 2006 to 2009, two million people slipped from fully covered to partially covered status. Between 2001 and 2014, on an average, about 140,000 habitations have slipped back every year from full coverage status. In sanitation, the picture is bleaker: almost 60 per cent of the world’s open defecation happens in India, says a UN report. The economic burden of poor sanitation is immense. It accounts for almost half of the total global losses and 5.2 per cent of the nation’s GDP.
Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), a Centre for Science and Environment initiative, offers a 4-days training programme aimed at understanding the problem and exploring the solutions to it. The training will be conducted at AAETI’s residential training facility in Nimli by acknowledged experts from the field.
THE KEY TAKEAWAYS:
1. Comprehensive understanding of the state of water and waste management in rural India
2. Insight into traditional wisdom on water management in different ecological regions of India
3. Access to success stories on community-led water management projects
4. How to design water harvesting projects in rural areas
5. How to use of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials effectively for behavioural change to move towards an open defecation-free state 6. Knowledge of toilet technologies practised in different ecological regions of India 7. Understanding of decentralised technologies used for management of grey and black water 8. How to design decentralised wastewater treatment systems, and how to monitor their efficiency 9. Site visits and real-time problem analyses
The fees will be Rs 20,400 per person. Participants will be offered a shared occupancy. If any participant prefers a single occupancy, the fees charged will be Rs 26,400 per person. The fees will cover pick up and drop from Delhi, boarding and lodging at Nimli and field trip costs.
11-14 September, 2018
AAETI Campus, Nimli, Alwar, Rajasthan
LAST DATE FOR APPLYING
15 August, 2018
National, state and district officials, elected representatives, CSR agencies, students, academicians, researchers, consultants, practitioners and non-profits