The Decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation short course is offered by IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
Learning objectivesUpon completion, the participant should be able to:
- know different technologies/methods for small-scale water abstraction and water treatment that can be used at household or small community level
- understand the basics of sustainable sanitation technologies including nutrient reuse in agriculture, soild waste management and fecal sludge management and their implementation in small towns, peri-urban and urban poor areas of developing countries
- prepare concept design for small-scale water supply treatment and ecosan technology
- facilitate planning, financing, implementation and operation and maintenance of decentralised water supply and sanitation infrastructures based on stakeholder participation and community management
The course covers the following subjects:
- Introduction: Module objectives and contents (General introduction to water supply and sanitation situations in small town, peri-urban areas and urban slums etc.)
- Water Supply Systems: Water sources, supply systems, source selection, water supply service levels, spring catchments and sand dams, wells and pumps, rainwater harvesting, small-scale water treatment methods.
- Sanitation Systems: Ecological sanitation (introduction to ecosan, basics of conventional wastewater treatment, relevant treatment technologies, ecosan and agriculture, greywater treatment and reuse, linkages between ecosan and Millennium Development Goals). Faecal Sludge Management, Low-cost Sewerage and Drainage
- Management aspects of DWSS: Participatory planning and evaluation of DWSS systems, financing and cost recovery, institutional arrangements and operation and maintenance aspects.
Mid-career professionals dealing with planning and management aspects of water supply and sanitation infrastructures, working for municipalities, government ministries, water supply agencies or consulting firms.
Saroj Sharma, Associate Professor of Water Supply Engineering
- 18 days
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Ecology View 14 other Short Courses in Ecology in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You should at least have a Bachelor of Science degree, some years of working experience and a good command of the English language.
International3000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.
EU/EEA3000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3000 EUR for the full programme during 18 days.
Living costs for Delft
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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