Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” MOOC series offers free online courses on all Sandec research fields.

All MOOC courses are launched on the Coursera Internet platform, where participants can take the five week courses, earn a Statement of Accomplishment and interact with peers and lecturers. At the end of each course, the video lectures are uploaded on YouTube, and are always available. To receive an email when we announce future MOOCs, please fill out this Google form.

For more information and to sign up for our most recent MOOC "Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries", go to our course page or watch the trailer.

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MOOC: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Do you think that solid waste management is an urgent matter in need of sustainable solutions? In this course, you will learn about the elements of a solid waste management system, the main solid waste management challenges in low- and middle-income countries, and tips on how to find solutions. All of this together with numerous real examples from around the world, as well as a lot of fun!

For further information and to sign up for the course, please visit the course page.

 

 Key Information:

LecturersDr. Christian Zurbrügg & Msc. Eng. Imanol Zabaleta
Duration5 weeks
Estimated work/week4 - 6 hours
Language English with French and Spanish subtitles
Course on Coursera22 February – 27 March 2016, afterwards on-line, but not coached by lecturers
RequirementsThis course is an introduction – the only requirements are an Internet connection and an interest in the topic.
CostsThe MOOC is free
SoAYou can earn a Statement of Accomplishment if you pass both quizzes and the final exam.
ResourcesPlease visit this page to see the resources of the course.

MOOC: Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

In this course you can learn about the most important water treatment methods at the household level, successful implementation strategies and about assessing the impact of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS).

For further information, please visit the course page.

The video lectures are online on our Youtube-channel “Introduction to HWTS”.

 

Key Information:

LecturersDr. Richard Johnston & Dr. Sara Marks
Duration5 weeks
Estimated work/week4 - 6 hours
Language English with French and Spanish subtitles
Course on Coursera7 April -11 May 2014, 1 June – 5 July 2015
RequirementsThis course is an introduction – the only requirements are an Internet connection and an interest in the topic. 
CostsThe MOOC is free
Statement of Accomplishment >= 60% of the maximum possible score

MOOC: Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

In this course you can learn more about how to plan for urban sanitation at city and local/community levels, different sanitation system and technology configurations and examples of successful and failed urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries. For further information,

For further information, please visit the course page.

The video lectures are online our Youtube-channel "Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies".

 

 Key Information:

LecturerDr. Christoph Lüthi
Duration5 weeks
Estimated work/week4 - 6 hours
Language English with French
Course on Coursera13 October – 16 November 2015
RequirementsThis course is an introduction – the only requirements are an Internet connection and an interest in the topic. A general background in environmental or civil engineering, urban planning or geography would help to fully benefit from this course
CostsThe MOOC is free
Statement of Accomplishment >= 60% of the maximum possible score

Collaborations - Use the video lectures for trainings or lectures

We are happy to share all the video lectures and are also open for further collaborations. Please write us an email (fabian.suter[at]eawag.ch), if you wish to use the course material for educational purposes.

The series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development” is an initiative of Sandec/Eawag and EPFL. Sandec develops and offers the Series as a WHO Collaborating Centre. The Series is co-funded by SDC