Online training - Introduction to WASH for Development


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Online training - Introduction to WASH for Development

Introduction to WASH for Development will provide those starting, or preparing to work, in the WASH sector with the fundamental principles and approaches to more usefully engage and support efforts to work towards achieving SDG6. Participants will be introduced to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable use of safely managed water and sanitation services, and improve hygiene behaviours.

Join the International WaterCentre for this eight-week online training course, commencing 4 June.

Key topics
The course includes:
  • WASH-related health and social impacts of inadequate services
  • The historical evolution, approaches and technologies appropriate for sanitation in both rural and urban areas
  • Water supply/service approaches; affordability, quality, quantity and effective operations and maintenance systems
  • Hygiene promotion and behaviour change integration into WASH programs

Learning objectives
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe the social and economic differences in accessing improved WASH facilities and services.
  • Explain the breadth of health impacts from inadequate WASH and how they can be prevented.
  • Appreciate the historical development of sanitation.
  • Describe the different environmental, social and technical facets of urban and rural sanitation and current approaches.
  • Explain current thinking and practice aiming to achieve sustainable WASH services through good technical, institutional and economic principles.
  • Discuss integrating behaviour change in WASH and understand the importance and current thinking on hygiene promotion.
  • Appreciate the key issues in the WASH sector that will facilitate achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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