Online Course on Grey Water Management, Treatment and Use

A 10 week online course about planning, promoting, designing, operating and managing sanitation systems for residents in urban, peri-urban, slum or rural areas.

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For whom?

The course is designed for mid-career professionals who deal with planning, promoting, designing, operating or managing sanitation systems for residents in urban, peri-urban, slum or rural areas.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 07 May 2018
End: 07 September 2018
ECTS credit points: 3
Deadline IHE application: 06 May 2018 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 538

Start: 06 May 2019
End: 06 September 2019
Deadline IHE application: 05 May 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 538

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. understand the concept of managing grey water;
  2. work with collection, treatment and reuse options, design and maintenance;
  3. select and design treatment systems of grey water;
  4. understand the regulations regarding greywater collection and reuse.

Course structure

The course program is taught over a period of 10 weeks. The course is sub-divided into 3 sub courses and 3 assignments.

Course content

Course 1: Characteristics of grey water

  • Unit 1.1: Characteristics of grey water
  • Unit 1.2: Regulations, standards and examples

Course 2: Collection, treatment, and technology selection

  • Unit 2.1: Grey water collection
  • Unit 2.2: Grey water treatment technologies
  • Unit 2.3: Technology selection

Course 3: Case studies

  • Unit 3.1: Grey water in rural areas
  • Unit 3.2: Application of WAWTTAR software
  • Unit 3.3: Feasibility study of grey water seperation and seuse

Additional information

The final mark of the course (100%) is made up of the marks obtained in the course assignments (40%) and the final examination (60%). The course is successfully completed when the average final mark is higher than or at least equal to a 5.0, and 5 EC can be awarded. However, recognizing that not all students may be interested in the ECTS and doing the final examination, a student who has an average mark higher than or at least equal to 5.0 for the assignments, is entitled to receive a Certificate of Participation. To get the right to carry out the final examination, the average mark for the assignments must be at least equal to 5.0.