Providing water supply and sanitation services in slum communities and
peri-urban areas presents enormous challenges to water utilities and
municipal governments. Part of the problem is that engineers are often
trained in “high-tech” solutions and technical analysis, but have no
specific training around service delivery in low-income contexts. This
module aims to give engineers and other professionals an understanding
of urban low-income communities, and of how to provide water and
sanitation services in such communities.
The module comprises a total of 16 units: see the linked Content
Overview. For each unit, the module materials comprise (a) a Powerpoint
Presentation, including “content” slides as well as slides to support
discussion activities; and (b) Lecturer Notes outlining the unit’s
content and aims, and providing guidance on how to deliver the class. To
obtain the full materials for all 16 units, complete the linked User
Request Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The materials are free to use.
Anon. Urban WASH Module (Overview; Slides; Lecturer Notes; User Request Form). WSUP, (2015)