This module will tackle the clean water problem and sanitation from a multi-disciplinary perspective incorporating planning, engineering, environmental, cultural, public health, human rights, institutional and economic perspectives and considering factors such as technical efficacy, appropriateness (simple design, low cost, using local, easily available materials), social acceptability, economic sustainability, institutional viability, and political will. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of users and communities as collaborators in infrastructure planning and project implementation. The module will draw examples from different African countries.
- Teacher: Kinfe Kassa
This module covers topics on urban water cycle, water and wastewater system planning, sanitary sewer collection system design, storm sewer systems, urban hydraulics, engineering economics and cost estimation, operational aspects of water and wastewater plant, and project planning and management. The module provides the fundamentals for the selection and design of the most appropriate, cost-effective and sustainable wastewater treatment system. It also provides the basics on technology selection and costing and engineering economics for the analysis, evaluation and comparison of different treatment alternatives.
- Teacher: Beshah Mogesse
This module describes the nature of point and non-point sources of surface and ground water pollution and examines the statutory, regulatory and institutional framework controlling water quality management activities in Africa and other countries. It explains current approaches to water quality protection and enhancement and reviews the role of engineered treatment processes in water quality management. Specific topics covered in the module include identification of sources and types of water pollution, statutory and regulatory approaches to water quality management, water quality standards and criteria, and pollution control strategies.
- Teacher: Eyobel Legesse