This course will introduce you to the concept of total systems thinking approach and its application within the context of sustainable water and sanitation delivery as well as the complexity of such systems which are usually made up of interconnected forces that affect each other.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationHalf day (09:00 am - 12:30 pm)
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost£185 Concessions available

Course structure

This short course is delivered via an online lecture session.

What you will learn

This session aims to use dynamic systems analysis (mapping) to gain clarity about the WASH environment as a dynamic complex system. It will help you identify and engage opportunities to gain leverage and move towards sustainability. It also provides an approach to effectively learn and adapt your understanding of the whole WASH system.

Core content

  • An introduction to systems thinking approach in WASH,
  • Evaluating how the WASH environment operates as a complex, dynamic system,
  • Develop an appropriate strategy to engage the system in order to have a highly leveraged impact for sustainable WASH.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for engineers, scientists, social scientists, programme managers, development workers and other professionals that want to obtain or increase knowledge on total systems thinking approach and its application in WASH.


20% Cranfield alumni 
10% On multiple bookings when booking 3 or more delegates at one time

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