This course is focused upon delivering improved water and sanitation to the poor with a focus on services to the urban poor dwelling in slums and informal settlements.Read more Read less
At a glance
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- DurationFive days
- LocationCranfield Campus
What you will learn
- Describe the economic and social drivers for the effective, equitable and efficient management of water and sanitation services
- Explain the different institutional models for water and sanitation services, understanding strengths and weaknesses in different contexts
- Assess the principle cost-categories for sustainable water and sanitation services, with respect to capital and recurrent costs
- Evaluate different governance strategies for water and sanitation services, including centralisation, decentralisation and the appropriate use of regulation (or other accountability measures)
- Evaluate decision-making regarding appropriate financial management of water utilities (via simulated game).
- Institutional models for water supply and sanitation including the role of urban utilities and rural water supply options
- Governance, sector-level change processes and the enabling support environment
- Service delivery approaches - privatisation/Public Private Partnerships and Public Operator Partnerships
- Introduction to the economic value of water, cost-reflective pricing and tariff principles, including understanding of basic subsidies
- Demand responsiveness: Ability to pay and Willingness to pay
- Decision-making for financial management: The Waterman Simulation.
Who should attend
Suitable for those who work in the planning, implementation and management of sustainable water supply and sanitation projects with rural and urban communities in low and middle-income countries.
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. 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.
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