Decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands, 05-23 July 2010

October 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm

This 3-week course provides theoretical background and practical expertise in the field of low-cost decentralised water supply and sanitation alternatives specifically suitable for the small towns, peri-urban areas and urban slums, small island communities, tourist resorts etc.

Organised by: UNESCO-IHE Instituite for Water Education with guest lecturers from IRC and SANDEC

Target group: 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.


  • 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.

Course fee: €2250 [fellowships available]

Registration deadline: 05 June 2010

For more information, course brochure and application form, go to the UNESCO-IHE web site


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