301d Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes

Part 1: 26 April - 7 Maj 2021
Part 2: Autumn 2021
Part 1: Stockholm, Sweden
Part 2: Kathmandu and Pokhara,Nepal
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Closing date for applications


Please note that the application period has been extended until the 24th of May, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are closely monitoring the development of the pandemic. If necessary we will adjust the programme to ensure that it is implemented in the best way possible, given the very special circumstances. For example, the scheduled phase in Sweden might need to be re-scheduled to a later date. We kindly ask for your understanding on this matter.


Achieving Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation services for everyone is one of the global Sustainable Development Goals to be reached by 2030. To meet this target we need to be creative, think and act out of the box, and use a much greater range of practical solutions. And above all it will require commitment and hard work by change agents, professional organisations and communities at the local level. This programme will contribute knowledge and skills that will make a difference in the local context.
We strive to deepen and expand the participants’ knowledge and capabilities in his/her professional area and also to strengthen the professional exchange between participants. Each participant contributes their own unique experience and background which enriches the learning and collaborative exchange process among participants, facilitators and experts. The programme has a regional outreach that strengthens professional networks within and between the represented countries.
Sida has commissioned NIRAS and WaterAid to jointly implement an advanced international training programme on Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation – Integrated Processes. We are seeking collaborative organisations active in urban water and sanitation, ready to engage in processes for change and to invest in capable and engaged employees as potential change agents. We trust that you will find the programme interesting and hereby invite you to nominate candidates.


The programme will address the following four priority themes:

- Framing sustainable urban water and sanitation – How local service provision is linked to institutional frameworks, human rights, financing mechanisms and national targets.

Integrated citywide approaches – How to coordinate all functions in the city, manage conflicting goals and increase synergies across sectors.

Sustainable solutions – Enlarging the toolbox of  practical and realistic options for reaching all urban and peri-urban inhabitants with service delivery that is socially just and environmentally sound.

The Change Agent – Knowledge and tools for managing change processes that will improve the organisation’s performance in sustainable water and sanitation.

Our overall sector orientation is based on a rights perspective with a special focus on women’s and children’s needs and rights.


This International Training Programme’s overarching objective is to contribute to planning and implementation of  better sustainable urban water and sanitation services, where the rights, needs and demands of  all citizens, including those of marginalised groups, are taken into account.

The term sustainability addresses environmental, social and economic long-term factors. Sustainability can be achieved only through an increased awareness of  the need for integrated approaches and for long-term systems and by supporting key organisations in their processes for such a change.


  • Increased knowledge of methods and tools for planning of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems
  • Increased capacity to initiate and drive organisational change processes
  • Shared experiences from colleagues in other parts of the world 


  • Professional support for more sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation services
  • Educated and encouraged staff that will help achieve your strategic goals
  • Collaboration opportunities with various organisations, experts and agencies



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