École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Rick Johnston
Sara Marks

Instructors: Rick Johnston

4.8

(1,004 reviews)

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
13 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

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.

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9 videos7 readings1 quiz

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.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz

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.

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6 videos1 reading1 quiz

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.

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5 videos1 reading1 quiz

During the last week, we present different approaches for monitoring and evaluating HWTS. Case studies and guest lecturers, we highlight several key challenges, including the need for consistent use and field-robust measurements. The course ends with a wrap-up module, which serves as preparation for the final exam.

What's included

9 videos1 reading1 quiz

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4.8 (228 ratings)
Rick Johnston
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
1 Course26,303 learners
Sara Marks
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
1 Course26,303 learners

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