The course on Wastewater Management and Sanitation has a Special Policy Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems(DEWATS) and is based on the respective Policy Guidance Manual (ref. at: http://www.unescap.org/resources/policy-guidance-manual-wastewater-management).
The Policy Guidance Manual is an outcome of the joint ESCAP-UN-Habitat-AIT technical assistance project, which is promoting enabling policies on wastewater treatment and sanitation in South-East Asia, and has three main objectives, namely:
This DEWATS course focuses on enabling policies to promote wastewater management and sanitation in South-East Asia to ensure water security in the region, using the integrated water resource management (IWRM) approach. A number of relevant policy frameworks and case studies from the region and beyond are available for the participants of the course. ESCAP certificate will be issued after submission of a research paper or a case study, documenting an example of policies and actions related to the course topic, and upon successful completion of Quiz.