WASH in Emergencies (Brussels)


WASH in Emergencies (Brussels)

Providing access to safe water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and is essential to any humanitarian response. Water and sanitation programming, alongside hygiene promotion, is key to reducing deaths from water-related diseases in emergency contexts. This highly participatory course, with group exercises and theory based sessions, provides an overview of WASH in emergencies, identifying key issues and training participants on key technical skills.

By the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the role of WASH within the wider emergency response context 

  • List the minimum global and institutional standards for WASH 

  • Identify and evaluate potential emergency water supply sources 

  • Conduct tests to determine the quality of water and be able to describe or demonstrate both bulk and household level water treatment techniques 

  • Identify appropriate short and medium term options for sanitation and excreta disposal in a range of environments, including those with high water tables, or flooded areas 

  • Explain the key considerations to be taken when designing a cholera outbreak response and the principles of disease surveillance and prevention 

  • Explain the importance of hygiene promotion to WASH programming and demonstrate community engagement techniques 


How much does it cost?

Individual: £721 (please email training@redr.org.uk to access this ticket)

Organisation: £1211

Plus, pay more than six weeks before the course start date for a 10% early bird discount!

The deadline for registration and receipt of full payment is Monday 14th September.


Who should attend?

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Managers and Coordinators, from the field or HQ.

Engineers and environmental health professionals looking to move into WASH programmes.


Any questions? Check out our FAQs here and our T&Cs here.

If you have any questions about this course or require further information, please contact training@redr.org.uk.

In case of any complaints, please email complaints@redr.org.uk 

RedR UK is committed to making sure everyone’s needs are met, including people of different genders, ages and disabilities. If you have any specific access requirements or learning needs RedR are committed to try and make reasonable adjustments to support your needs, please email training@redr.org.uk or phone 0207 840 6000 at any stage of the booking process to talk directly to RedR about your needs.

Course Overview

Course Length
5 days
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