Water and Solid Waste Management Certification Course


This Water and Solid Waste Management Certification Course is developed by Auroville Consulting through a partnership with experts with a profound knowledge of water and waste management in Auroville. During the 5-module course, participants will experience various types and methods of waste management and sustainable waste reduction. The program is facilitated by subject experts and will include hands-on work to gain first-hand practical knowledge.


To teach participants effective methods and techniques that could be utilized to reduce the amount of waste in the future, and how to deal with the waste we are currently generating. The program is aligned with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) or Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the connecting thread between the modules.


The program consists of 5 webinars, 3 hours each, over the span of 5 weeks
Sl.no Topic Mode of Training PROPOSED DATES Duration Resource Person
1 Module 5- part 1 Online 17th July 3hrs Auroville Consulting
2 Module 5- part 2 Online 31st July 3hrs Auroville Consulting
3 Module 5- part 3 Online 7th Aug 2021 3hrs Auroville Consulting
4 Module 5- part 4 Online 14th Aug 2021 3hrs Auroville Consulting
5 Module 5- part 5 Online  28th Aug 2021 3hrs Auroville Consulting


Inge van Alphen

Head of Training and Capacity Building

Auroville Consulting


A five- module training program that will equip the participants with a functional understanding of urban farms and forests and how to create and conserve city farms and forests and conservation through theory and hands on practices. The modules will include the following components:
  • Cutting-edge approaches from internationally certified arborist professionals.
  • Understanding of flora and fauna, urban forestry, urban farming
  • Understanding of environmental, social and economical benefits of trees in cities.
  • The relation between climate and urban forests
  • The relation between the health of citizens and urban farms and forests
  • Choosing the right trees for different locations and how to incorporate them into existing plans
  • A detailed method for pre-development planning with the benefits outlined
  • Proper post-development care
  • Maintenance strategies
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  A five-webinar program in the form of a knowledge series for students that equips the participants with an understanding of sustainable management of water and solid waste. The modules will include the following components:
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Sustainable water management
  • Creating livelihood out of waste
  • Segregation and recycling basics
  • Importance of sanitation
  • Sustainability & Social Responsibility