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Asia-Africa online trainings on ensuring safe drinking water and managing wastewater and faecal sludge in rural areas


As countries in the Global South experience rapid economic growth, they are also striving to achieve the water supply, sanitation and hygiene ambitions embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their success in reaching the goals by 2030 will depend on how quickly and efficiently they deliver public services in rural areas – considering that more than 60% of the population of South Asian countries and from sub-Saharan Africa lives in rural areas. Regions.

Not an easy task, by any standards.

The May 2022 joint monitoring progress report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that African countries trying to achieve the SDG targets of 2030 will require a 12-fold increase in current rates of progress in safely managed drinking water. , and a 20-fold increase for safely managed sanitation. Sub-Saharan Africa, in fact, manages to treat barely 7% of its wastewater

According to the 2021 edition of the same report, countries in East and Southeast Asia can only safely manage 19% of their drinking water; a tiny 3% of faecal sludge is emptied and treated, and only 14% of wastewater is treated.

Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a leading think tank in the region with a heritage of over 30 years of work on water and sanitation management in South Asia and Africa, you invites online training to understand the challenges in this area, and learn how to face and overcome them.

Course content has been handpicked and revamped from years of groundbreaking work done by CSE, and will be delivered through learning tools such as presentations, audio lectures, study videos from case; online discussion forums, quizzes and assignments.


  • Overview of the state of drinking water supply and sanitation in the countries of the South
  • Role of groundwater in drinking water supply: challenges due to poor quality and quantity of groundwater
  • Increase in drinking water sources in different hydrogeological regions
  • Understanding of the use of different software tools for the step-by-step planning and design of the recharge of underground drinking water sources
  • Overview of wastewater treatment technologies at household, community and village level, and options for reusing treated wastewater
  • On-site and off-site faecal sludge treatment
  • Communication and Outreach Guidelines to Promote Safe Water and Wastewater and Faecal Sludge Management
  • Success stories of community-based water conservation and safe sanitation projects


Research Associate
Rural Water and Waste Program
Center for Science and Environment, India
Email: [email protected]
Whatsapp numbers: +91-9599426168, +91-8860933075

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