The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of all of the required aspects for the design and operation of a comprehensive faecal sludge management (FSM) system.
The course material is prepared by UNESCO-IHE (Netherlands) and SANDEC, EAWAG (Switzerland) in close cooperation with other organisations and key experts – UKZN (South Africa), AIT (Thailand), BUET (Bangladesh), 2iE (Burkina Faso) and CSE (India). The theoretical background of the course is based on Faecal Sludge Management book.
The course is designed for professionals who deal with planning, promoting, designing, operating or managing faecal sludge for residents in urban, peri-urban, slum or rural areas, in low income countries and beyond. A solid foundation in physics and chemistry is essential to follow this course; a good understanding of wastewater and its (biological) treatment will strongly support the understanding of the Module.