Online Course on Industrial Resource Management and Cleaner Production

This online course introduces the concept of Cleaner Production in the context of the water cycle in general and water management in particular. The course focuses on the careful use of the resource water and brings in various tools that can aid saving water.

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For whom?

The course on Cleaner Production and the Water Cycle is directed at engineers and scientists working in the urban or industrial water field and wanting to have a better grasp at the efficient dealing with water. As such the module is of interest to engineers and scientists in the fields of urban, municipal and industrial sanitation, water-related chemistry, biologists, water resources, process design and implementation, etc.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 07 May 2018
End: 07 September 2018
Deadline IHE application: 06 May 2018 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 896

Start: 06 May 2019
End: 06 September 2019
Deadline IHE application: 05 May 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 896

Course structure

This online course is to be completed in 4 months at 8 study hours per week. The online learning environment is used for downloading training material and communication. Communication with fellow-students and course moderators can be posted on the 'Ask-the-trainer' page or on the discussion forum eliciting responses from fellow participants.

Course content

  • General introduction
  • Introduction to cleaner production
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Environmental management systems
  • Urban water management
  • Sustainable nutrient management
  • Industrial water management
  • Environmental management at IHE Delft
  • Group study on industrial production processes
  • Water factory


It is possible to receive ECTS Credit Points by taking an exam at the end of the course (cost of exam included in tuition fee).