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Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Be up-to-date on the newest developments in urban sanitation planning and programming? Get to know best practice examples of urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries? If yes, this course is for you! 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. INSTRUCTION Eawag-Sandec and EPFL jointly offer this course with support from sanitation experts of the World Bank and WHO. LANGUAGES We simultaneously offer this course in English and French. The name of the French course is « Planification & Design des Systèmes et Technologies d’Assainissement ». MOOC SERIES This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development".
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Прибл. 10 ч. на завершение

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Субтитры: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Hindi

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Urban PlanningWastewater EngineeringEnvironmental ProtectionEngineering Design
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Intermediate Level

Промежуточный уровень

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Прибл. 10 ч. на завершение

Предполагаемая нагрузка: 4-6 hours/week
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English

Субтитры: English, French, Russian, Spanish, Hindi

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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5 hours to complete

Introduction to sanitation planning & systems approach

To get started, you will get an overview of why sanitation is important for human health and environmental protection, especially in urban areas. Then, you will learn about what an Enabling Environment is and why it is important. Towards the end of the first week, you will get a taste of some state-of-the-art environmental sanitation planning approaches (Sanitation 21, CLUES, CLTS) that are currently being used in international development work. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 79 min), 8 readings
Video10 videos
1.1 Overview of the course5m
1.2 City Sanitation Planning (Guest lecture)12m
1.3a City-wide sanitation diagnostic tools and planning frameworks [1] (Guest lecture)7m
1.3b City-wide sanitation diagnostic tools and planning frameworks [2] (Guest lecture)11m
1.4 Local Level Sanitation Planning [1]8m
1.5 Local Level Sanitation Planning [2]4m
1.6 Local Level Sanitation Planning [3]10m
1.7 Summary Week 13m
SDG Baselines - Sanitation Services12m
Reading8 readings
Important information to succeed in this course15m
Key and further readings10m
Connect with your peers5m
Hands-On Challenge - Detective work: Sanitation planning in YOUR community0m
Sanitation 21 – City wide sanitation planning approach0m
CLUES – Community-Led Urban Environmental Sanitation10m
How to give feedback to the course team?5m
Slides Week 110m

2

Section
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4 hours to complete

Sanitation systems & technologies

After getting to know different sanitation planning frameworks in the first part of this week, you will learn about the key terminology and concepts used in the systems approach to environmental sanitation. We will also explore why systems thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation....
Reading
11 videos (Total 99 min), 3 readings
Video11 videos
2.2 Sanitation Products9m
2.3 Functional Groups6m
2.4 User Interface Technologies16m
2.5 Collection and Storage/Treatment - Single Pit Technologies9m
2.6 Collection and Storage/Treatment - Double Pit Technologies12m
2.7 Collection and Storage/Treatment - Anaerobic Technologies8m
2.8 Conveyance - Container-based Technologies9m
2.9 Conveyance - Sewer-based Technologies6m
2.9b Conveyance - Condominial Sewerage Systems14m
2.10 Summary Week 22m
Reading3 readings
Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies10m
Hands-On Challenge – Let’s get visual: Draw YOUR sanitation reality0m
Slides Week 210m

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3 hours to complete

Sanitation systems & technologies

During week 3, you will dive more deeply into the technical aspects of different sanitation systems, from the simple single pit system to more complex centralised treatment systems. We introduce you to the main treatment processes in detail, highlighting advantages and disadvantages of each....
Reading
12 videos (Total 86 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
3.2 [Semi] Centralized Treatment - Anaerobic Technologies11m
3.3 [Semi] Centralized Treatment - Aerobic Technologies12m
3.4 [Semi] Centralized Treatment - Technologies for Sludge Treatment9m
3.5 Use and/or Disposal - Agricultural Use as Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner7m
3.6 Use and/or Disposal - Effluent and other Products8m
3.7 Emerging Sanitation Technologies2m
3.8 Introduction to Sanitation Systems11m
3.9 Waterless Pit-based Systems5m
3.10 Decentralized Water-based Systems5m
3.11 Black Water Transport Systems4m
3.12 Summary Week 31m
Reading1 readings
Slides Week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Quiz0m

4

Section
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1 hour to complete

Urban sanitation solutions - Case studies

In this week, you will see much of the theory of the last weeks be put to the test. Here, we present you with case studies from Africa and Asia in which different sanitation solutions from neighbourhood to national scale are trialled or already fully established. Do you already feel familiar with all of them? Watch this week’s video collection to find out!...
Reading
6 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings
Video6 videos
4.2a Case study Erdos, China - an eco-town pilot project [1]9m
4.2b Case study Erdos, China - an eco-town pilot project [2]5m
4.3a Case study Indonesia - How Sanitation in Indonesia was transformed [1]10m
4.3b Case study Indonesia - How Sanitation in Indonesia was transformed [2]12m
4.4 Case study Lusaka, Zambia - Sanitation service delivery through faecal sludge management12m
Reading2 readings
How to join the global sanitation community?10m
Slides Week 410m

5

Section
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3 hours to complete

Urban sanitation tools

In this last week of the course, we focus on the urban realm. You will become familiar with various urban sanitation tools, such as excreta flow diagrams (SFD’s) and sanitation safety planning, and with overarching themes of urban sanitation, such as the role of gender in sanitation planning, and behaviour change in urban sanitation....
Reading
10 videos (Total 99 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
5.2 Shit Flow Diagrams11m
5.3 Decision-making Support for Urban Sanitation9m
5.4 Introduction to Sanitation Safety Planning9m
5.5 Tools for Institutional and Political Economy Analysis for Sanitation Solutions10m
5.6 Sanitation from a gender perspective10m
5.7 Behavior Change in Urban Sanitation10m
5.8 Institutional and financial options for sanitation service delivery13m
5.9 Results-based financing to deliver urban sanitation services9m
5.10 Working within the project cycle11m
Reading2 readings
Slides Week 510m
Please share your views with us!10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final exam0m
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Top Reviews

By TNNov 20th 2016

An eye opener to inclusive sanitation planning. The course content was very well delivered not to mention the choice of case studies of failed and successful urban sanitation projects. Keep it up!!!

By MSMay 23rd 2017

The course is very well prepared for beginner and intermediate participants and will give more elaborate discussions about sanitation techniques and technologies. I am very happy to did the course.

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