Free Coursera Course on Sanitation


Hello all, 

Coursera is offering a free course on the Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. The course starts in October and you can sign up here:

Below the outline from the website: 

"Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Do you want to be updated on the newest developments in urban sanitation planning and programming? Do you want to get insights about best practices examples of urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries? If yes, this course is for you! The course starts with an introduction about integrated sanitation planning, dealing with citywide planning as well as with planning for specific contexts such as informal settlements. After presenting different sanitation planning frameworks you will learn about the different systems and technologies – the key terminology and concepts and why systems’ thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation. The course covers the whole sanitation chain providing detailed information about appropriate sanitation systems (e.g. waterless pit-based, decentralized water-based, black water transport). Eawag-Sandec and EPFL jointly offer this course with sanitation experts from the World Bank and WHO."

The course is offered in English and French


Regards, Lisa