Course on Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne: Registrations Open

Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Be up-to-date on the newest developments in urban sanitation planning and programming? Get to know best practice examples of urban sanitation systems in low- and middle-income countries? If yes, this course is for you!

This course provides you with an introduction to integrated sanitation planning, both on a citywide scale and for specific contexts such as informal settlements. You will become familiar with different sanitation planning frameworks as well as different systems and technologies relevant along the sanitation value chain.

You will learn why systems’ thinking is crucial for urban environmental sanitation, and how to apply key terminology and important concepts. INSTRUCTION Eawag-Sandec and EPFL jointly offer this course with support from sanitation experts of the World Bank and WHO.


  1. Introduction to sanitation planning & systems approach
  2. Sanitation systems & technologies
  3. Sanitation systems & technologies – technical aspects
  4. Urban sanitation solutions – Case studies
  5. Urban sanitation tools


Approx. 14 hours to complete


Dr. Christoph Lüthi is an urban planner with over 20 years of experience in planning and design of urban infrastructure in middle and low-income countries. He has a Master’s Degree in Urban Development Planning from the University College of London (UCL), and a PhD in Urban Planning & Engineering from the TU Berlin. He has worked on urban planning and infrastructure issues in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Mauritania, Senegal, India and Nepal.

To enroll for this course, click the link below.

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies



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