Our professional short courses provide highly targeted learning to develop career-enhancing skills - delivered by experts in the fields of Water and Sanitation for Development, Advanced Water Management, and Water and Wastewater Engineering. To view more details on any of our face to face and online Water short courses, please scroll down.
Water CPD courses
Non-Sewered Sanitation Technologies and Delivery - Online
This course will familiarise you with on-site/non-sewered sanitation technologies employed by millions of individuals worldwide across various income levels. It underscores the significance of incorporating these technologies into any strategy aimed at achieving universally enhanced sanitation provision.
Resilience in the Water Industry - Online Course
This course will acquaint you with the notion of resilience as the emerging characteristic or attribute essential for water systems to endure, respond, and/or adapt to a broad spectrum of disruptive events, including the ongoing climate crisis and challenges related to water security.
Introduction to public health, water, sanitation and hygiene
This course will introduce you with the importance of effective management of 'improved' water, sanitation, and hygiene, serving as a crucial intervention to enhance public health, quality of life, and uphold human dignity.
Project Management for Rural WASH - Online Course
This program will familiarise you with essential concepts, definitions, and practical aspects of the project cycle. It covers assessing needs, designing interventions, structuring, and implementing projects, and defining the parameters for monitoring and evaluation.
Introduction to Systems Thinking for WASH - Online Course
This course will provide an introduction to the total systems thinking approach and its application in the realm of sustainable water and sanitation delivery. It delves into the intricacies of these systems, typically comprising interconnected forces that mutually influence each other.
Sustainable Groundwater Sources for Rural Areas - Online Course
Sustainable Groundwater Sources for Rural Areas
Wastewater Treatment Principles for WASH Practitioners - Online Course
This course will acquaint you with fundamental principles of wastewater treatment, explore low-energy wastewater treatment options, and offer an overview of resource recovery within the context of sanitation, featuring examples from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs).
Water Treatment Principles for WASH Practitioners - Online Course
Introducing you to the basic principles of water treatment from source abstraction, impurities in water, physical and chemical methods involved in water treatment to remove the impurities, and associated flow processes in the treatment.
Hydrological Modelling - Online Course
This online course empowers you to recognise and evaluate standard numerical models used in hydrology and water-related challenges. You will master the generic process of designing, building, calibrating, and validating models, including identifying uncertainties. The training enables you to assess the model-building process within the system's context, and you'll acquire the skills to construct and utilise a hydrological model in a user-friendly environment for assessing climate change impacts.
Surface and Groundwater Hydrology - Online Course
This course offers both a conceptual and quantitative comprehension of hydrology, laying the foundational principles of hydraulics. This serves as a precursor for subsequent applied studies in water quality, water engineering, and water management.
Water Quality - Online Course
Proficiency in water sampling and the measurement and interpretation of water quality parameters is crucial for professionals in water management. This course focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of the rationale behind these practices and ensuring practical competence in their application. Participants will gain essential skills and knowledge for effective water quality assessment and management.
Drought and Water Scarcity - Online Course
Droughts and water scarcity pose significant threats to our environment, agriculture, industry, water infrastructure, and societal well-being. The 'risk' of drought is the result of the likelihood of occurrence multiplied by the associated consequences.
Integrated Water Management - Online Course
This brief course addresses challenges in urban water management, equipping students with skills to identify, contextualize, and evaluate various technologies and approaches. It focuses on supplying growing populations in urban areas, managing aging infrastructure, recovering resources from wastewater, and fostering interactions with the natural environment.
Aquatic Ecology and Management - Online Course
This brief course focuses on the interplay between the landscape and aquatic systems, addressing ecological processes, species distribution, community structure, and their potential changes. It imparts essential knowledge of methods to quantify aquatic ecological attributes, crucial for effective environmental management of water bodies.
Advanced Treatment Processes
Understanding the design principles, practice and operational experience of conventional and advanced chemical treatment processes
Understanding the design principles, practice and operational experience of biological treatment processes
Gain an understanding of principles and practical issues of disinfection procedures relevant to water treatment
Drinking Water and Sanitation Safety Plans
Introducing you to the concept and principles of Water Safety Plans and understanding ways to ensure safe water supply from different sources.
Drought and Water Scarcity
The different definitions of drought and the derivation and application of selected drought risk metrics
Emergency Water Supply
Providing basic knowledge in the provision of safe water supply and introduction of environmental sanitation under difficult circumstances
Flood Risk Management
‘Risk’ of flooding can be considered as the product of the probability of a flood occurring and consequences of flood
Hygiene Evaluation and Promotion
Water, excreta related behaviour, health and the related technologies that are appropriate in low and middle income communities
Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Emerging Processes
Understanding the challenges and solutions of treating industrial wastewater
Integrated Water Management Challenges & Solutions
Gain skills to identify, contextualise and evaluate different urban water management technologies and approaches
Membrane Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment
Understanding the principles of design and operation of membrane separation processes as used in the municipal water sector
Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Understanding total systems thinking approach for sustainable water and sanitation delivery
Technology Applicability Framework Workshop
Understanding the concept of applying WASH technologiues
Teaching team View all people
Dr Yadira Bajon Fernandez
Senior Lecturer in Bioresources Science and Engineering
Dr Irene Carra
Lecturer in Chemical Processes
Professor Frederic Coulon
Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
Dr Gabriela Dotro
Senior Research Fellow in Environmental Engineering
Dr Emma Goslan
Lecturer in Water Chemistry
Dr Robert Grabowski
Reader in Catchment Science
Dr Francis Hassard
Senior Lecturer in Public Health Microbiology
Professor Tim Hess
Professor of Water and Food Systems