267 Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation - Integrated Processes

Duration
Part 1: March 28 - April 15, 211
Part 2: 1 week in October/November, 2011
Location
Part 1: Lund, Sweden
Part 2: To be decided
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
November 24, 2010

Invitation

In cooperation with Lund University, a Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes programme has been developed. Lund University, the Division of Water Resources Engineering, will cary out the program under the auspices of Sida. The Division of Water Resources Engineering has a good reputation and long experience of education and research in this field.

The training programme, which will be conducted in English, is designed for medium to top level managers and others in managerial position working with policy- and development issues within the national urban water and sanitation sector including public authorities and other local or regional authorities. This includes people with an affiliation to health, environmental, waste, traffic, and the city planning sector. The overall objective of the programme is to provide the participants with understanding and knowledge about the need for integrated approaches and the organizational and institutional changes that are necessary for a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services in urban areas.

The number of participants is limited to 25 in order to ensure a close working relationship between participants and lecturers. We hereby invite you to nominate candidates.

Richard Stenelo

Head of Lund University Commissioned Education

Objectives

The overall objective of the programme is to provide the participants with understanding and knowledge about the need for integrated approaches and the organisational and institutional changes that are necessary for a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services in urban areas. The programme will generate change processes that contribute to the development of sustainable systems for urban water supply and sanitation in the home countries of the participants.

Target Group

Target Region: Invited countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

Medium to top level managers and others in a managerial position, working with policy- and development issues within the national urban water and sanitation sector including public authorities and other local or regional authorities. This includes people with an affiliation to health-,
environmental, -waste, -traffic and the city planning sector.

Contents

Part 1 - Before the training in Sweden. The participants will work with their own change project (which shall be presented together with the application) and carry out preparatory work with data collecting for identifying the most severe urban water and sanitation problems in their countries.

Part 2 - In Sweden the participants will develop their project idea based on the lectures, training activities and study visits, with support from their tutors from Lund University. The programme in Lund will address the following topics:

1: Problem definition. What do we mean by sustainable urban water management?
What changes are needed to achieve it?
2: Wastewater treatment systems
3: Methods for treatment and distribution of drinking water
4: Integrated aspects on health and the urban environment
5: Implementation processes for sustainable urban water supply and sanitation.

Part 3 - In their home countries the participants will work with their projects with support from their tutors in Lund through ICT and e-mail.

Part 4 - A regional seminar where the results of the projects will be presented by the participants. There will be a discussion of results, future goals, development of each project.

Part 5 - Follow up after approximately 6 months. Further communication between group members will be possible through ICT.

Contact

Organisation

Lund University Commissioned Education

Name

Maria Flores

Address

P O Box 117
SE-221 00 Lund
Sweden

Telephone

+46 46 222 14 57

E-mail

maria.flores@education.lu.se

Fax no.

+46 46 222 07 50

Web

www.education.lu.se/sida/water