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It is well known that water treatment at the household level can lead to dramatic improvements in drinking water quality. But does Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) also have global relevance? What are the potential treatment solutions and how do they function? Is there a standard strategy for successful HWTS implementation, or can we identify key components which make programs more likely to succeed? In this course you will learn about the most important water treatment methods at household level, successful implementation strategies and about assessing the impact of HWTS. MOOC SERIES “SANITATION, WATER AND SOLID WASTE FOR DEVELOPMENT” : This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development". FRANçAIS: Dans ce MOOC, vous allez apprendre les plus importantes méthodes de traitement de l'eau au niveau des ménages, les stratégies pour une mise en œuvre réussie et l’évaluation de l’impact du traitement et stockage sûr de l'eau à domicile. ESPAñOL: Aprende acerca de los métodos más importantes de tratamiento de agua a nivel domiciliario, de estrategias de implementación eficientes y de la evaluación del impacto del tratamiento doméstico y almacenamiento seguro del agua....
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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

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Intermediate Level

Nivel intermedio

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Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

Aprox. 11 horas para completar
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Subtítulos: English, French, Spanish

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

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Introduction to HWTS

The course begins with a review of the public health impacts of unsafe drinking water. We define physical, chemical, and microbial aspects of drinking water quality and present the major classes of pathogens. Information about pathways for faecal contamination of drinking water are followed by an introduction to the concept of HWTS and the principal technologies....
Reading
9 videos (Total: 71 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
1.1 Introduction to the course2m
1.2 Global burden of disease15m
1.3 Water-borne pathogens11m
1.4 How does drinking water become unsafe?12m
1.5 What is HWTS?6m
1.6 SDG Baselines: Drinking Water Services13m
1.7 WHO/UNICEF International Network on HWTS - Guest Lecturer: B. Majuru5m
1.8 Key messages - Week 11m
Reading6 lecturas
Important information to succeed in this course10m
Key and further readings10m
Connect with your peers10m
1.6b Readings - SDG's10m
How to give feedback to the course team?10m
Slides - Week 110m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 145m

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HWTS treatment options

During week 2 and 3 we focus on potential treatment methods. We refer first to the standards of safe drinking water and improved drinking water. Week 2 focuses on sedimentation and different kinds of filtration. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total: 88 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
2.2 Sedimentation13m
2.3 Filtration : Synthetic membranes16m
2.4 Filtration : Ceramic filters16m
2.5 Biological filtration20m
2.6 Key messages - Week 24m
Reading2 lecturas
Slides - Week 210m
Bonus reading - Logarithms10m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 245m

3

Sección
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2 horas para completar

HWTS treatment options

During week 2 and 3 we focus on potential treatment methods. We refer first to the standards of safe drinking water and improved drinking water. Week 3 focuses on heat, ultraviolet radiation, chemical disinfection. Specific modules are provided to cover safe storage and combined methods of water treatment....
Reading
6 videos (Total: 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
3.2 Ultraviolet radiation19m
3.3 Chemical disinfection18m
3.4 Safe storage9m
3.5 Combinations6m
3.6 Key messages - Week 3 4m
Reading1 lectura
Slides - Week 310m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 345m

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2 horas para completar

Implementation strategies for HWTS

During week 4 we analyse different approaches that have been successfully applied. We highlight key components which make programs more likely to succeed. We ask the questions, what is required that the most vulnerable populations use HWTS correctly and consistently over the long-term? In separate modules we consider the special case of HWTS in emergency response and provide information about the role of government bodies....
Reading
5 videos (Total: 83 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
4.2 Targeted approaches20m
4.3 HWTS in emergencies - Guest Lecturer: D. Lantagne24m
4.4 Roles of government bodies21m
4.5 Key messages - Week 4 3m
Reading1 lectura
Slides - Week 410m
Quiz1 ejercicio de práctica
Week 445m
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por MFNov 2nd 2017

I so loved this course! I would like to thank coursera for granting me an opportunity to do this course! It is awesome I recommend that institutions offering water engineering courses should adapt it!

por AAFeb 9th 2018

A very well organised course. Dr. Rick Johnston is an excellent mentor to have! Wish him all the best. Highly recommended for Civil Engineering/ Environmental Study backgrounds.

Instructores

Rick Johnston

Dr.
Joint Monitoring Programme / WHO

Sara Marks

Dr.
Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development / Eawag

Acerca de École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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