International Training on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management 2017

Posted by
Samia Mallik
15 October 2017

Massive increase in urban population results in unbearable pressure on civic amenities including water and sanitation. Like every other developing countries of the world Bangladesh encounters the challenge of treating wastewater and managing sludge especially in cities and towns.

Although the country has achieved the remarkable feat of near-elimination of open defecation, it however still faces formidable challenges in moving up the sanitation ladder. The rapid increase in sanitation coverage over the past two decades has relied heavily on on-site sanitation, with little capacity to deal with the volumes of sludge that eventually collect. This leads to leakages into the environment where septic tanks and pits are operating beyond capacity, or environmental pollution from dumping of faecal sludge into open water bodies following manual emptying. The sanitation workers involved in this process are a highly vulnerable group, subject to sub-standard wages, severe lack of occupation health and safety, and shunned socially due to the stigma associate with their profession.

Considering these needs, WaterAid Bangladesh came to a collaboration with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India and International Training Network Centre of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (ITN-BUET) to arrange this international training in Bangladesh to create wider opportunities for environmental betterment.

The training course has been designed for policy influencers, decision makers, planners, project management professionals and academics working in the government, semi-government and non-government organisations, universities, private and multinational organisations who are interested to learn more about the theory, practice (design), policies, legal aspects, experience and way forward of faecal sludge and septage management and apply the knowledge in practical fields.

For registration please fill-out the application forms available here and send them to WaterAid Bangladesh on or before 22 October 2017. Please consult the flyer for details.