3 March 2025

Water Supply and Sanitation in Emergencies

Learn how to approach and prioritise water supply and sanitation in emergencies with foresight, and make appropriate decisions to prevent disease outbreak.

This course will provide you with state-of-the-art theoretical and practical knowledge of water and sanitation issues in emergencies, enabling you to work in the WASH sector.

With focus on fundamental information needed about the disaster, combined with the latest disease transmission knowledge, you will gain skills to identify socio-cultural, geographical and technical appropriate sustainable solutions for water and sanitation interventions.

All theory is combined with practical exercises to get you familiar with field equipment, such as chemical water quality analysis, water tank construction, water pumping, different water treatments and latrine construction.





































Course details

Duration: 7 weeks blended learning

3 -  28 March 2025 (online) and
31 March - 11 April  2025  (on campus)

Place: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Course fee:

EU/EEA citizens
Master student: 12,000 DKK
Single course student: 15,000 DKK

Non-EU/EEA citizens
Master student: 17,500 DKK
Single course student: 20,000 DKK

New course fees effective from 2025
EU/EEA citizens:
Master student: 13,500 DKK
Single course student: 15,000 DKK

Non-EU/EEA citizens:
Master student: 19,250 DKK
Single course student: 20,000 DK

*Participants will cover their own transportation costs  for the 4-day practical exercises to the Red Cross Warehouse in Hedehusene (outside Copenhagen). 

Terms and conditions
Level and credit: Master's course; 5 ECTS
Examination date: See exam plan
Application deadline: 6 January 2025
Admission: To be admitted, you must meet the admission criteria for Master of Disaster Management

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