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Intermediate Level

Approx. 11 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese (European)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to HWTS

9 videos (Total 71 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
9 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
6 readings
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
1 practice exercise
Week 145m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

HWTS treatment options

6 videos (Total 88 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
2.2 Sedimentation13m
2.3 Filtration : Synthetic membranes16m
2.4 Filtration : Ceramic filters16m
2.5 Biological filtration20m
2.6 Key messages - Week 24m
2 readings
Slides - Week 210m
Bonus reading - Logarithms10m
1 practice exercise
Week 245m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

HWTS treatment options

6 videos (Total 75 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
3.2 Ultraviolet radiation19m
3.3 Chemical disinfection18m
3.4 Safe storage9m
3.5 Combinations6m
3.6 Key messages - Week 34m
1 reading
Slides - Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 345m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Implementation strategies for HWTS

5 videos (Total 83 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 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 43m
1 reading
Slides - Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 445m
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Top reviews from Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

By 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!

By 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.

Instructors

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Rick Johnston

Dr.
Joint Monitoring Programme / WHO
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Sara Marks

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

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