Online courses of relevance to the Future of Water
These courses are not offered by Future Water, but are (for the most part) freely available online. Listing on this page does not mean an endorsement. These are useful for the interest of the general public, and are invaluable to find resources quickly especially when entering a new field. The courses listed here are but a small selection of the wealth of knowledge relevant to water available online.
Cleaning up the large number of groundwater contamination sites is a significant and complex environmental challenge. The environmental industry is continuously looking for remediation methods that are both effective and cost-efficient.. Created by Rice University.
Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management
Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage
And this helpful link containing Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) workshop materials, free to download after logging in. These workshop materials contain the resources for both trainers and participants for CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology) and Eawag-Sandec's Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) workshop.
Each module in Designing Cities will focus on a different aspect of city design including: How Today’s City Evolved; The Ideas That Shape Cities; Tools for Designing Cities; Making Cities Sustainable; Cities in the Information Age; Preserving Older Cities; Designing New Cities, Districts and Neighborhoods; The Challenges of Informal Cities and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods; and Visionary Cities. Course designed by the University of Pennsylvania.
Sound economic thinking is crucial for farmers because they depend on good economic decision making to survive. Governments depend on economic information to make good policy decisions on behalf of the community. This course will help you to contribute to better decision making by farmers, or by agencies servicing agriculture, and it will help you to understand why farmers respond to policies and economic opportunities in the ways they do. Offered by the University of Western Australia.
Course offered by Technical University (TU) Delft.
Water Sensitive Design
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edX: DelftWageningenX: AMS.URB.1x Sustainable Urban Development. Sustainable Urban Development demonstrates the fact that there are no simple solutions to grand challenges! The challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship. This MOOC is all about the integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context.