Waste Water Management and Sanitation in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Asian Institute of Technology

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Length
3-4 weeks
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
Asia and the Pacific
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

The course on Wastewater Management and Sanitation has a special policy emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) and is based on the respective Policy Guidance Manual.

About this course

The course on Wastewater Management and Sanitation has a special policy emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) and is based on the respective ESCAP-UN-Habitat-AI Policy Guidance Manual, which is promoting enabling policies on wastewater treatment and sanitation in South-East Asia.

This DEWATS course focuses on enabling policies to promote wastewater management and sanitation in South-East Asia to ensure water security in the region, using the integrated water resource management (IWRM) approach. A number of relevant policy frameworks and case studies from the region and beyond are available for the participants of the course. An ESCAP certificate will be issued after submission of a research paper or a case study and upon successful completion of Quiz.

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Target audience

Policymakers and Sustainable Development Practitioners.

Learning objectives

  1. To guide national and local policy makers and experts in South-East Asia and beyond on enabling pro-poor policies, strategies, legal, institutional, social, environmental, and financial frameworks for sustainable sanitation services (3S).
  2. To advocate for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems, or DEWATS, to accelerate sustainable sanitation services in suburban areas and secondary towns, with specific attention to the Mekong corridor in South-East Asia.
  3. To suggest solutions and options for reforms aimed at sustainable delivery of sanitation services, linked to targets and SDGs on water and sanitation and to the post-2015 development agenda.