This introductory course has been designed for those new to working in development or disaster relief.
Unit 1 explores important background issues surrounding development, disaster relief and poverty that will provide a foundation for the understanding of more detailed subjects such as the provision of water and sanitation.
Unit 2 specifically examines the principles of excreta disposal. It considers the importance of environmental sanitation in general and in particular the disposal of excreta for improving the health and well being of poor people living in both rural and urban communities.
Each unit takes approximately 1 hour to study excluding associated reading. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of the unit assessments and the course evaluation.