Emergency Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation

Course Location Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Cost £1400
Type of course in situ
Online booking
Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course

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Course overview

Emergency water supply & environmental sanitation. 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.

Course description

Nature & type of emergency (natural and man-made disasters, rapid- and slow-onset, complex emergencies)
The relief “system”; refugees & IDPs, humanitarian standards e.g. SPHERE
Phases of emergency (acute, post-acute, transition to development/normality)
Water supply – refugee camp supplies (sources & appropriate/specialist kit), non-camp situation requiring emergency distribution (tankers, bottles), rehabilitation of damaged supplies (mobilisation, communication, information requirements)
Water treatment in above contexts e.g. 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 e.g. hospital waste
Environmental sanitation – solid waste, vector control, hygiene education/promotion
Disaster management: refugee camp logistics, coordination with other sectors e.g. shelter, food security, medical supplies & services, electricity.
Public information needs e.g. health risks, water disinfection, location of emergency centres etc.
Safety & 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.
On successful completion of this module the delegate will be able to:

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 & 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. PDP.
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.

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Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK

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