Faecal Sludge Management

In this course we will address a holistic approach on FSM. There will be a focus on technology; however, technology cannot be seen separately from planning and management aspects; therefore, non-technical aspects will also be addressed in this module. As we are at UNESCO-IHE gathering active knowledge on emergency sanitation and on sanitation challenges for the urban poor within the work related to the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation grant, participants will be introduced to the latest findings in these fields.

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For whom?

This course is designed for sanitary, civil / wastewater and environmental engineers who are facing challenges with faecal sludge. As on-site sanitation is by far the most applied sanitation technology, faecal sludge management is of paramount importance globally.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 29 June 2015
End: 17 July 2015
ECTS credit points: 5
Deadline IHE application: 29 May 2015 - 23.59 (CET)
Deadline NFP: 25 August 2014 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 2775

Course Content

  • Overview of FSM (Objectives) 
  • Public Health and sanitation
  • Excreta Characterisation 
  • Faecal Sludge Systems
  • Non-Technical Aspects of FSM 
  • Specific circumstances