Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

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所在平台: Coursera

课程类别: 健康与社会

大学或机构: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne(洛桑联邦理工学院)

授课老师: Christoph Lüthi



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Sanitation is one of the most off-track MDGs and progress in urban sanitation is proving especially difficult to achieve. The traditional response for improving urban sanitation is typically based on a master planning approach which has widely failed to meet the needs of low-income communities living in slums, who cannot afford to pay the expected charges for service improvements.

In this course you will learn how to plan for affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions using some state-of-the-art sector planning tools and frameworks such as Sanitation 21, Community-Led Urban Environmental Sanitation (CLUES) and the Sanitation Systems Approach. By using exercises and concrete examples, participants will learn how to choose appropriate sanitation systems and technologies for a variety of urban contexts.

This MOOC is a collaboration of Sandec/Eawag and EPFL. It is the 2nd MOOC of the series on "WASH in developing countries".

Version française: Le cours en bref - Planification & design des systèmes et technologies d’Assainissement


WEEK 1: Introduction to Urban Sanitation Planning
About this course; Introduction to urban environmental sanitation in low- and middle-income countries; Main differences between rural and urban sanitation; The case for improved sanitation planning & programming; Why enabling environments are a precondition for sector progress; Examples of state of the art planning approaches.

WEEK 2: Introduction to Sanitation Systems
Introduction to sanitation systems including system templates, functional groups and products. Difference between wet and dry systems; Using the eCompendium planning tool, participants will practice their skills in building a complete sanitation system from user interface to disposal or re-use of products.

WEEK 3: Overview of Sanitation Technologies
Introduction to different technologies from each functional group: user interface; collection; conveyance; treatment and use/reuse. Featuring concrete examples from Africa, Asia and Latin America for a large variety of technologies.

WEEK 4:  Implementing the Systems Approach
Examples of complete sanitation system configurations: successful and failed examples. 
Individual exercise: propose a sanitation system for a selected (slum) site.

WEEK 5: Wrap-up, On-line planning tools
Q&A session: what are key elements for sustainable sanitation in urban contexts?, Wrap-up module, final exam.





Learn more about how to plan for urban sanitation at city and local/community levels, different sanitation system and technology configurations and examples of successful and failed urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries.