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SSWM University Course

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In this perspective you can find all the cases, lectures, exercises, support material, etc. from the UMB course. Moreover, this material has been completed with factsheets on planning and implementation tools for software and hardware approaches in order to support students to deepen the gained knowledge and to work on the course’ case studies as well as in their professional daily life.

Module 1: Sustainability in Relation to Water and Sanitation

Module 2: Centralised and Decentralised Systems for Water and Sanitation

Module 3: Ecological Sanitation and Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment

Module 4: Sustainable Water Supply

Module 5: Health and Hygiene

Module 6: Disaster Situations: Planning and Preparedness

Module 7: Socio-Economic Aspects

Module 8: Water and Sanitation for Future Challenges

Training of Trainers

Module 1: Sustainability in Relation to Water and Sanitation

Sustainability can be defined as: “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet…
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Module 2: Centralised and Decentralised Systems for Water and Sanitation

The history of modern water and wastewater handling started with the health challenges in large cities and towns. To provide safe water supply when…
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Module 3: Ecological Sanitation and Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment

Ecological engineering for wastewater treatment or ecological sanitation (ecosan) implies that principles of ecology are applied to design and…
69 Factsheets
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Module 4: Sustainable Water Supply

Sustainable water supply means to find reliable and resilient approaches to various human needs for water for that does neither exhaust the water…
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Module 5: Health and Hygiene

Lack of provision of safe water and proper sanitation is the major cause of outbreak of water borne diseases (see also [7673-water sanitation and…
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Module 6: Disaster Situations: Planning and Preparedness

Water and sanitation are, in addition to power supply, considered as the three top critical areas when a natural disaster hits. Decentralised water…
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Module 7: Socio-Economic Aspects

While planning and designing water and sanitation system for a community both technical and socio-cultural aspects should be taken into account.…
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Module 8: Water and Sanitation for Future Challenges

The climate is changing and whether this is man-made or natural it will affect water and sanitation (see also [7610-climate change]). Some areas will…
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Training of Trainers

IntroductionThis chapter completes the STEP University, a web-based course offered by the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (IPM) of the…
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The Nutrient Cycle

Creating Policies and a Legal Framework (WS)

A core governmental role is to formulate policies, through which the government can delimit the activities of all sanitation and water management…

Strengthening Enforcement Bodies (WS)

Enforcement bodies have a very important role in establishing and ensuring the effective application of other software tools in sustainable…

Rainwater Harvesting (Rural)

Rooftop rainwater harvesting (RTRWH) is the most common technique of rainwater harvesting (RWH) for domestic consumption. In rural areas, this is…

Rainwater Harvesting (Urban)

Rooftop rainwater harvesting (RTRWH) is the most common technique of rainwater harvesting (RWH) for domestic consumption. It can be done easily,…

School Campaigns (WS)

A school campaign on water and sanitation consists of two main components: one component is the provision of safe water and sanitation facilities in…

School Campaigns (WWT)

A school campaign on water and sanitation consists of two main components: one component is the provision of safe water and sanitation facilities in…

SSWM in School Curriculums (WWT)

This tool involves the integration of relevant sustainable water, hygiene and sanitation topics into school education in order to increase knowledge…

Bunds

Bunds are among the most common techniques used in agriculture to collect surface run-off, increase water infiltration and prevent soil erosion.…

Empowering Young People as Promoters (WS)

Empowering young people as promoters in the field of water and sanitation is a way of assuring that a project or programme has a greater effect and…

Empowering Young People as Promoters (WWT)

Empowering young people as promoters in the field of water and sanitation is a way of assuring that a project or programme has a greater effect and…

Field Trenches

Field trenches increase precipitation harvesting by breaking the slope of the ground and therefore reducing the velocity of water runoff. By…

Media Campaigns - Internet and Email (WS)

The media (television, radio, print media, internet and email) play a significant role in spreading information and raising awareness on water and…

Media Campaigns - Internet and Email (WWT)

The media (television, radio, print media, internet and email) play a significant role in spreading information and raising awareness on water and…

Planting Pits

Planting pits are used as a precipitation harvesting method to prevent water runoff and thereby increase infiltration and reduce erosion. Basically,…

The "SSWM for Universities" Perspective was developed by the SSWM team in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Lifesciences (UMB), Tribhuvan University in Nepal and COMSATS University in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

It has been designed for the students of the web based training course “Introduction to sustainable water and sanitation” conducted by these three universities. But it can also be used by a larger audience learning or teaching in higher-education institutions from all over the world involved or interested in Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM).

The training course “Introduction to sustainable water and sanitation” gives an insight into the major water and sanitation challenges of the world. It gives an overview on centralised and decentralised sustainable water and sanitation options working in the field of water and sanitation in a variety of situations, including developing countries and disaster situations. The duration of the course is four month with weekly attendance on the web. It utilises problem-based learning and a selection of real life cases. The different cases will introduce participants to different physical, technical, economic, managerial and social challenges in different locations worldwide and introduce corresponding technical solutions.

Main Contributor:

 

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB)
http://www.umb.no

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Other partners:

 

Tribhuvan University in Nepal:
http://tribhuvan-university.edu.np/

COMSATS University in Abbottabad (Pakistan):
http://www.ciit-atd.edu.pk/

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seecon international gmbh
http://www.seecon.ch

Main reviewers: Franka Voss, Janek Hermann-Friede, Dorothee Spuhler, Sarah Achermann

    

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