About the Course
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.
Practical sessions and demonstrations give you the chance to see and try water,
What does the course cover?
- WASH needs and standards
- Water quality testing
- Emergency water sources
- Water treatment techniques
- Water and sanitation facilities for hygiene
- Hygiene promotion
- Solid waste management
- Short and medium term sanitation
- Disease and epidemic planning
- Emergency WASH
Registration is from 0800hrs, with the course starting at 0830hrs and concluding by 1700hrs. The day is broken up into four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.
Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.
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