WASH Training and Educational Events and Resources (updated August 29, 2019)

WASH Training and Educational Events and Resources (updated August 29, 2019)

Sources checked

  • Bushproof Technical Training
  • Coursera MOOC
  • Global Water Partnership (GWP)
  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • International Water Centre 
  • IRC
  • Mzuzu University (Malawi)
  • UNC Water Institute
  • UNDP Cap-Net
  • UNESCO-IHE (Delft)
  • Institut International de l’Eau – 2iE (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
  • Asian Institute of Technology – AIT (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • WEDC
  • Globalwaters.orgtraining courses and resources.
  • Other?

New Additions – August 29, 2019

BushProof – Specializing in water supply solutions for remote and difficult environments. 

New Additions – August 19, 2019



  • Training Workshops – Delivered by CAWST and its local training partners. Designed for WASH managers, government staff, field workers and community workers.


Global Water Partnership (GWP)

  • Pan-Africa Training on International Water Law and Water Governance – Improved Transboundary Water Investment in Africa – GWP is organising a training on Water Governance and International Water Law (IWL) in Africa together with partner organisations. The training takes place in Kampala, Uganda, 11-14 November 2019. The deadline to apply is 6 September.


WASH Systems Academy – A dynamic online platform to assist WASH sector professionals in applying a WASH systems strengthening approach. Interactive, engaging and free—the WASH Systems Academy makes driving for change for this human right fun and available to all. Listen to podcasts, watch animations, connect with others in the forums, create your own materials and much more! Watch this video to see what the academy has to offer:

  •  WASH systems strengthening – From 16th September to 27th September 2019 the free basic course ‘WASH systems strengthening: the basics’ will be available on the WASH Systems Academy. The basic course takes on average 16 hours and is to be completed in 2 weeks. At the end of the course, you will understand the WASH systems strengthening approach. The course contains the key concepts of the approach and has cases and examples where the approach is used. This course is also available in October 2019 and November 2019.

International Water Association (IWA)

International Water Centre – We were founded in 2005 with the vision of harnessing the diverse expertise of the world’s leading water professionals, to educate and empower individuals, communities and organizations, to build capacity to respond to water challenges in innovative ways. Some of its online courses include:

  • Introduction to WASH for development, starts September 16, 2019 – This online course will provide those starting their career or preparing for project work in the WASH sector with the fundamental principles and approaches to better engage and support efforts to work towards achieving SDG6. Cost: $548.00

  • Water reform and governance, starts August 20, 2020 – In this online course, we will explore these questions and draw on practical examples to demonstrate how water reform processes are successful when they are context driven, inclusive of direct and indirect users of water, take a whole-of-water-cycle approach to reform, and deeply consider multiple societal outcomes. Cost: $648.00

Mzuzu University (Malawi) – The Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation participates in research, water quality and fecal sludge analysis, training, consultancies, outreach programs, and the practical application of research findings. The venue for all short courses will be Mzuzu University, Mzuzu, Malawi. For registration please contact mzuniwatsan@gmail.com

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) introduction | 5 to 9 August 2019 (5 full days) | Fee per participant is MK250,000.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments in Malawi | 12 to 16 August 2019 (5 full days) | Fee per participant is MK250,000.
  • Low-cost sanitation | 13 to 15 August 2019 (3 full days) | Fee per participant is MK150,000. 
  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning | 27 to 30 August 2019 (4 full days) | Fee per participant is MK200,000.
  • Constructing safe and sustainable groundwater wells | 29 and 30 August 2019 (2 full days)| Fee per participant is MK100,000.
  • Outcome mapping: Building learning and reflection into development programs | 2 to 6 September 2019 (5 full days)  Fee per participant is MK250,000.

UNC Water Institute

  • Water Safety Plans: An Online Distance Learning Program –  The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) is offering a 9-week online learning course on Water Safety Plans (WSPs) aimed at those in the water industry with management, engineering, or operational responsibilities. 

UNDP Cap-Net Virtual Campus – The Virtual Campus is an innovative platform to support water capacity development.

  • Water Integrity: Principles and Concepts, 2019 Edition – This online instructor-led course is meant to offer a “grain” of the needed knowledge required by water practitioners, public officials, NGO personnel, and anybody else who want to contribute to increase the efficiency and integrity of water management.  This course will take place between September 30 and November 29, 2019. Interested participants may apply online until September 7. There is no course fee. Sponsored by a partnership of international development organizations, the course is free.

  • An Introduction to WASH Climate Resilience Programming – This course aims to provide an introduction on how to effectively implement WASH climate resilience programming. The course will ultimately build the capacity of WASH sector professionals to improve existing programmes, making them more sustainable and climate-resilient. A certificate will be provided on completion of the course. There is no course fee. Sponsored by a partnership of international development organizations, the course is free. Interested participants must apply for this course before Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

  • Solar Powered Water Systems: An Overview of Principles and Practice – This online instructor-led course aims to address common misconceptions regarding SPWS, raise awareness and increase utilization of existing standards and reference materials, and ultimately improve sustainability and impact of SPWS. This course will take place between September 16 and November 3, 2019. Interested participants may apply online until August 16. Course language is English.There is no course fee. Sponsorship for the course is provided by a partnership of international development organisations.


  • Online courses in Water Management for Development – Some of the core modules are on: Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation Services; Management of Village Water Services; Water and the Natural Environment; Research Methods; Management and Operation of Water Utilities; Urban Sanitation Management

UNESCO-IHE (Delft) – https://www.un-ihe.org/short-courses – Short courses are meant for professionals – or groups of professionals – with a specific area of interest and a limited amount of time. The focus and content of short courses vary from specialised and technical matters to challenges and approaches in management. Didactical methods used in these short courses include lectures, individual or group exercises in the classroom, behind the computer, or in the laboratory.


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