Online Course on Sanitation Technology

Online Course on Sanitation Technology gives participants a review on the basis for the technology design of non-sewer and sewer based sanitation technology solutions. It is organized in five main units: sewer-base sanitation, containment/capture of non-sewer based sanitation, sanitation for informal settlements, primary treatment and decentralized & secondary treatment systems.

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2022

For whom?

  • Young and mid-career water, sanitation or public health professionals working in private companies, local authorities or NGOs.
  • Practitioners, decision-makers and other professionals (not strictly working already in the field) who have the interest to expand their knowledge in Sanitation.

Prerequisites

While there is not a strict prerequisite to undertaking this course it is recommended that the participants are familiar with basic concepts of:

  • Microbiology (First-year undergraduate level, eg. classification of microbial life, autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms, growth requirements...) 
  • Chemistry (First-year undergraduate level, eg. chemical bonds, balancing reactions equations, oxidation-reduction reactions, solubility equilibrium, Gibbs free energy...)

In case you desire to update/refresh these concepts you can have a look at our free online preparatory courses on Microbiology and Chemistry via the link " https://ocw.un-ihe.org/". 

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 05 September 2022
End: 17 February 2023
Duration: 21 weeks
ECTS credit points: 6
Deadline IHE application: 28 August 2022 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 1278

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe the most used approaches in urban drainage and sewerage
  2. Explain the main processes applied occurring for sewage and sludge treatment
  3. Discuss the state-of-the-art of the sanitation chain components: toilet interface; storage; transport; treatment
  4. Critically discuss the inputs and outputs of common sanitation technologies
  5. Create a complete and sustainable sanitation chain for a variety of situations and to make informed choices

Non-sewer as well as sewer-base sanitation is becoming a more and more state-of-the-art technology. As cities are exponentially growing, traditional sewer-base solutions to provide good sanitation for all, do not suffice. Instead new approaches, such as City Wide inclusive sanitation, are been used to fill up this gap.

While being at MSc level, the course has a professional practical orientation. The course gives the participants a review on the basis for the technology design of non-sewer and sewer based sanitation technology solutions. The course is organized in 5 main units: Sewer-base sanitation, Containment/Capture of non-sewer based sanitation, Sanitation for informal settlements, primary treatment and decentralized & secondary treatment systems.

At the end of this course, participants will possess not solely the fundamental understanding of the review technologies but also the knowledge necessary to create professional impact ‘on the ground’. It is expected that by the end of the course the participant can elucidate and decide on the most adequate technological solutions to deal with the waste generated from non-sewer sanitation.

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