Water and Sanitation Course – from Emergency Towards Development 2021

1st to 30th of September 2021, online. 
2nd to 7th of October 2021, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

The main objective of this course is to train qualified and motivated engineers and scientists who are active (or intending to become active) in the WASH-sector in humanitarian contexts. The participants should be able, at the end of the course, to plan, implement and monitor water and sanitation emergency programs and design an emergency response in the context of humanitarian operations as well as to better understand the institutional context of humanitarian situations.

The training covers a wide range of technical aspects required to efficiently handle emergency situations with approaches aiming towards development. The training thereby facilitates integration of engineers and scientists in humanitarian operations and makes the participants aware of the close links between public health, water and sanitation in disaster-stricken populations.

The training course is subdivided into a theoretical online part (4 hours/week during 4 weeks in September 2021) and a practical field part (6 days in October 2021). During the theoretical part, issues are covered from basic concepts in hydrogeology, water resource management, groundwater exploration and exploitation, water quality and treatment, sanitation in emergencies to wash and its link to public health and epidemic management. During the practical course, all the theoretical assets are combined with hands-on exercises in all fields, from assemblage of an emergency water treatment and distribution, water and bacteriological analysis, well testing and geophysical exploration in parallel with simulation exercise which focuses on developing intervention strategies during emergency response in a wider institutional framework.

General Information
1st to 30th of September 2021 
2nd to 7th of October 2021

Centre of Hydrogeology and Geothermics of the University of Neuchâtel (CHYN)

Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel

For more information and detailed program visit the website.

Published in GI-Mail 07/2021 (English / German edition).

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