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Course Announcement:Water and sanitation engineering from emergency towards development

Mon, 19Mar2012

The purpose of this course is to

  • Train qualified and motivated engineers and scientists who might in their professional life encounter water and sanitation problems in situations of emergency and especially in humanitarian contexts;
  • Offer continuing education to professional staff from emergency and development organisations involved in water and sanitation;
  • Facilitate the integration of engineers and scientists in humanitarian operations;
  • Make the participants aware of public health issues and of the close links between public health, water and sanitation in disaster-striken populations;
  • Provide information on technical skills and institutional solutions specific to emergency situations.


 After the course the participants should be able to:


  • Identify, formulate and analyse the complex relations and the problems posed by public health, water and sanitation;
  • Pass on technical concepts and discuss them with health professionals as well as with industrial leaders, politicians, local and national administrators;
  • Assess the situation and plan, implement and monitor a water and sanitation emergency programme in the context of a humanitarian operation.
  • Better understand the institutional context of a humanitarian situation and design an emergency response, which involves long-term perspectives.



Dr. Ellen Milnes
Centre d’hydrogéologie et de géothermie (CHYN)
Université de Neuchâtel
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel
Tél: 032 718 25 94



August 25th to September 1st 2012

More details

sources: web site  & ” email press release”


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