SOUTH AFRICA: Training on wastewater treatment as of September 2019

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SOUTH AFRICA: Training on wastewater treatment as of September 2019©

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) offers a training programme on urban wastewater management. The training organised in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Cape Town, will take place in two sessions.

Two three-day training sessions will start in September 2019 in South Africa. They will be held respectively from September 4 to 6, 2019 in Potchefstroom and from September 9 to 11 of the same month in Modimolle. The sessions will focus on “water-sensitive urban design and planning”. They are intended for South Africans and all other African nationals. However, during the selection process, priority will be given to representatives of NGOs, private companies, universities and entrepreneurs.

The training will provide them with the necessary skills to solve problems related to wastewater management in African cities. During the training, participants will receive courses on the urban water cycle and on water supply and wastewater, stormwater and groundwater management. The training is part of the Water Sensitive Urban Design and Planning (WSUDP)

The courses will be conducted in interactive sessions. Case studies and group work will also be on the agenda. The first introductory day will be devoted to the key concepts of the WSUDP and stormwater management. The second will cover a module on rainwater harvesting and local reuse of treated wastewater. The third day will allow participants to put into practice what they have learned in the first two days.

Registration is done online at: Similarly, full details of the training offer are available at:

Rapid urban growth in Africa often leads to unsustainable water management, especially in urban areas. Sub-Saharan African countries, particularly in southern Africa, are among the most water-stressed countries in the world, and South Africa is one of the top 30 countries in this regard.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a research and public interest organisation. It is based in New Delhi, India. To achieve its objectives, the centre conducts research, advocacy and communication to promote equitable and sustainable development.

Luchelle Feukeng

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