Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation-Integrated Processes

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This International Training Programme’s overarching objective is to contribute to planning and implementation of better sustainable urban water and sanitation services, where the rights, needs and demands of all citizens, including those of marginalised groups, are taken into account.


The term sustainability addresses environmental, social and economic long-term factors. Sustainability can be achieved only through an increased awareness of the need for integrated approaches and for long-term systems and by supporting key organisations in their processes for such a change.


Increased knowledge of methods and tools for planning of sustainable urban water and sanitation systems
Increased capacity to initiate and drive organisational change processes
Shared experiences from colleagues in other parts of the world
Extended Network


Professional support for more sustainable and inclusive water and sanitation services
Educated and encouraged staff that will help achieve your strategic goals
Collaboration opportunities with various organisations, experts and agencies


Target Group
Candidates may be nominated by authorities, institutions, universities, NGOs, water utilities or other private companies active in the water and sanitation sector.

The programme is primarily targeting organisations, not individuals, and efforts will be made to establish long-term relationships with key organisations. Such collaborative organisations should be willing to commit themselves to participation over several years and to cooperate with other organisations in the programme. Capacity and interest to drive change processes to achieve their long-term goals, and a certain level of influence on the water and sanitation sector, is a prerequisite to become a collaborative organisation. Candidates from collaborative organisations may be prioritised.

Applicants to the programme should:

hold a key position in their organisation, with influence on a strategic level have the engagement and power to initiate and drive change processes; hold a relevant academic degree; and be available and motivated for active participation through the whole training programme.