Toi­let tech­nolo­gies, wa­ter man­age­ment and solid and liq­uid waste man­age­ment in ru­ral ar­eas

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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.


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


15 Au­gust, 2018


Na­tional, state and dis­trict of­fi­cials, elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives, CSR agen­cies, stu­dents, aca­demi­cians, re­searchers, con­sul­tants, prac­ti­tion­ers and non-prof­its

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