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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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  • Week 1 - Introduction to sanitation planning & systems approach
    The course will begin with an overview of why sanitation is important for human health and environmental protection, especially in urban areas. This is followed by a presentation of the importance of the Enabling Environment. It will then review existing state...
  • Week 2 - Sanitation systems & technologies
    After presenting different sanitation planning frameworks you will learn about the systems approach to environmental sanitation – the key terminology and concepts and why systems’ thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation.
  • Week 3 - Sanitation systems & technologies
    The focus of week 3 provides a detailed overview of different sanitation systems, from simple the single pit system to more complex centralised treatment systems. The main treatment processes are then reviewed in detail, highlighting advantages and disadvantag...
  • Week 4 - Urban sanitation solutions - Case studies
    In this week we’ll present case studies from Africa and Asia showing different sanitation solutions from neighbourhood to national scale.
  • Week 5 - Urban sanitation tools
    Week 5 presents various urban sanitation tools, such a excreta flow diagrams (SFD’s) or sanitation safety planning. In February 2017, we updated this week with a series of modules from our colleagues from the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme covering ...
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Christoph Lüthi
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Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag

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The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) is a research university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specialises in physical sciences and engineering.

One of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the school was founded by the Swiss Federal Government with the stated mission to:

Educate engineers and scientists to the highest international standing
Be a national center of excellence in science and technology
Provide a hub for interaction between the scientific community and the industry
EPFL is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world for engineering and sciences, ranking 17th overall and 10th in engineering in the 2015 QS World University Rankings; 34th overall and 12th in engineering in the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Thank you so much for such a well-structured, organized course. I really enjoyed all the sessions, and particularly liked the pace which allowed me to carry on with my work and study. You are doing a great job!

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on the February 12, 2018
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Thank you so much for such a well-structured, organized course. I really enjoyed all the sessions, and particularly liked the pace which allowed me to carry on with my work and study. You are doing a great job!

on the December 16, 2017
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O CURSO É EXCELENTE - A METODOLOGIA DO EAWAG É POSSÍVEL SER UTILIZADA EM PAÍSES COMO O BRASIL QUE CARECEM DE SANEAMENTO - MUITO ÚTILI E BEM ESTRUTURADA A FERRAMENTA.EXCELLENT! GOOD METHODOLOGY AND SMART DESIGN

on the December 12, 2017
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Parabéns pelo curso. É um curso bem completo, para quem deseja uma visão geral sobre sistemas de tratamento em geral. É legal que traz a abordagem de custos e disponibilidades, de forma que tira da cabeça aquela visão que sistema de tratamento deesgoto é aquele tradicional dos grandes centros. A única crítica que coloco é em relação a última semana. Muitas vezes parecia que estava vendo informações repetidas. O que não muda minha opinião quanto a qualidade do curso. Já indiquei para´várias pessoas inclusive e farei questão de pagar o certificado, não porque dou valor ao papel, mas como forma de contribuir para que o mesmo continue e que novos cursos sejam dados. Obrigado pelo curso e pelo material e parabéns pel

on the December 5, 2017
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This course was very helpful in gaining a holistic overview about sanitation system technologies and planning. Furthermore, I'm very grateful for the provided downloadable specialist literature i.e. the Compendium. If it was possible I would have given 4,5 stars, just because part of Week 5's lectures are rather uninteresting in comparison to everything before. Thank you very much for this course!

on the November 19, 2017
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Un cours qui donne les clés pour saisir les concepts et répondre aux enjeux du siècle à travers la Coopération et le Développement dans les pays du Sud.