Rethinking Rural Sanitation >>
Providers: WaterAid, UNICEF, and Plan International
Globally, over 2 billion people still defecate in the open and the majority live in rural areas. Rural sanitation programs aim to increase sustained access to and use of toilets and decrease the rate of open defecation - but there are many and varied challenges to face. This course gives guidance on rural sanitation programming to help practitioners overcome those challenges, which in turn will lead to better and more sustainable program outcomes.
In this course, you can learn more about how to plan for urban sanitation at the city and local/community levels, different sanitation systems and technology configurations, and examples of successful and failed urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries.
This course provides you with an overview of the municipal solid waste management situation in low- and middle-income countries. It covers key elements of the waste management system, such as its technical, environmental, social, financial, and institutional aspects. Besides understanding the challenges, you will be introduced to appropriate and already applied solutions through selected case studies.
This course provides you with an introduction to integrated sanitation planning, both on a citywide scale and for specific contexts such as informal settlements. You will become familiar with different sanitation planning frameworks as well as different systems and technologies relevant along the sanitation value chain. You will learn why systems’ thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation, and how to apply key terminology and important concepts.
Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management >>
Provider: Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
This course starts with an overview of what fecal sludge is and introduces you to the engineering fundamentals and required information for the design and selection of technologies. The course dedicates a complete week to presenting the full picture, in addition to technology, that needs to be considered for sustainable solutions. It concludes with a focus on current research and innovations in technologies, to provide an understanding of the most up-to-date options.