Course Announcement:Water and sanitation engineering from emergency towards development
- 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.
August 25th to September 1st 2012
- Registration fees
- Registration and organisation
Université de Neuchâtel – Avenue du 1er-Mars 26 – 2000 Neuchâtel – tél. +41 32 718 1000 – firstname.lastname@example.org
sources: web site & ” email press release”