This interactive short course will provide you with the skills to thrive in the WASH sector. Read more Read less

This 4.5 day course covers the conventional unit operations employed in water and wastewater treatment from a development perspective. This includes the scientific engineering principles on which they are based. This course is perfect for those in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) or the development sector who wish to learn more about fundamental engineering principals for effective water treatment and distribution in a low-income setting. 

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration4.5 Days
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1400

What you will learn

On successful completion of this study you should be able to:

  • Describe different water quality parameters and how they are measured.
  • Describe the basic principles of drinking water treatment and how these can be used at different scales including, household, community and municipal.
  • Evaluate simple methods of wastewater treatment and how these are being applied to treating conventional waterborne sewage as well as in faecal sludge management.
  • Assess how different treatment technologies might be applicable in different contexts.

Core content

  • Water Quality & Public Health
  • Drinking Water, Chemicals & Health
  • Water Treatment Principles
  • Water Treatment Challenges
  • Advanced Technologies in Water Treatment for Development
  • Community Considerations for Appropriate Water Treatment
  • Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
  • Low Energy Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment for Development
  • Resource Recovery from WS&S Technologies – Nutrients & Water
  • Resource Recovery from WS&S Technologies – Energy
  • Appropriate Technology Selection

Who should attend

This course is perfect for those in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) or the development sector who wish to learn more about fundamental engineering principals for effective water treatment and distribution in a low-income setting. 

Speakers

Dr Francis Hassard – Public Health Microbiology

Prof Sean Tyrell – Wastewater and Water quality

Prof Peter Jarvis – Drinking Water Treatment

Dr Gabriela Dotro – Environmental Engineering

Dr Alison Parker – Social aspects of water provision

Dr Ewan McAdam – Advanced Technologies for Development

Sean Furey – Industrial perspectives for WASH

Dr Marc Pidou – Energy and Nutrient recovery in a development setting.

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. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road 
Cranfield 
Bedford 
MK43 0AL

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