This short course will introduce you to the concept and principles of Water Safety Plans, provide an understanding of ways to ensure safe water supply from different sources, provide an understanding of the concept of Sanitation Safety Planning, and the steps and procedures required for preventing the exposure of humans to diseases from human waste and disposal of human waste.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationOne day
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£185 Concessions available

Course structure

This course is delivered via lectures. During this short course, you will be joined by full-time and part-time students from our master's and PhD courses, creating a dynamic and interactive experience.

What you will learn

The concept of water and sanitation safety plans through the lens of the water system, hazard identification and risk assessment from catchment to 'tap' as a way of lowering the risk hazards reaching the consumer in concentrations or numbers of concern; further provide an understanding of the different points of health and safety exposure along the sanitation service chain, assess risks and consider mitigation measures.

Core content

  • Ways to ensure safe water supply from different sources,
  • Identify chemicals of concern in drinking water systems, where and how problems could arise,
  • Understand how to put in barriers and management systems to stop the problems before they happen,
  • Understanding of the WHO guidelines and recommendations on sanitation safety,
  • Understand the adverse health impact that can occur from the use of wastewater, excreta and greywater,
  • Evaluate ways of reducing exposure along the chain of handling and disposal and preventing waste and wastewater from contaminating freshwater sources.

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 drinking water and sanitation safety plans.


Dr John Fawall


20% Cranfield Alumni

10% On multiple bookings when booking 3 or more delegates at a time 

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

Further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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