Given the frequency of displaced populations as a consequence of conflict and the inevitable occurrence of natural disasters, there is a need for a basic knowledge in the provision of safe water supply and introduction of environmental sanitation under difficult circumstances.
At a glance
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- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1,400. Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this short course you will:
- Differentiate and describe the characteristics of different types of emergency situation and phases
- Understand the main issues surrounding logistics and management of emergency situations
- Evaluate, select and design appropriate emergency water supply including its treatment
- Design and establish measures to address public health issues in emergencies and minimise risks of epidemics: environmental sanitation, solid waste and vector control measures
- Understand need for public information and coordination with other sectors to ensure basic needs are met
- Evaluate alternative points of view and demonstrate an ability to summarise clearly to others
- Organise, manage and execute an assignment to achieve specified objectives within a time-frame
- Communicate findings in a professional manner in written form.
- Nature and type of emergency (natural and man-made disasters, rapid- and slow-onset, complex emergencies)
- The relief 'system'; refugees and IDPs, humanitarian standards eg. SPHERE
- Phases of emergency (acute, post-acute, transition to development/normality)
- Water supply - refugee camp supplies (sources and appropriate/specialist kit), non-camp situation requiring emergency distribution (tankers, bottles), rehabilitation of damaged supplies (mobilisation, communication, information requirements)
- Water treatment in above contexts eg. camp scale, household water treatment
- Public health in emergencies: excreta disposal – mainly refugee camp situation (acute versus post-acute phases)
- solid waste management – hazardous materials eg. hospital waste
- environmental sanitation – solid waste, vector control, hygiene education/promotion
- Disaster management: refugee camp logistics, coordination with other sectors eg. shelter, food security, medical supplies and services, electricity
- Public information needs eg. health risks, water disinfection, location of emergency centres, etc
- Safety and security issues – acceptance, deterrence and protection. Personal, organisational and served population security. Ambushing, kidnapping, theft, mines, ongoing conflict, building collapse and natural threats, for both local population and aid workers.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
- Carmen Paradiso
Concessions(20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)
£1,280 - Multiple bookings*
* Minimum of five delegates
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
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.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.