WASH in Emergencies

Fully booked

In the 5-day course "WASH in Emergencies - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Humanitarian and Transitional Aid" you will get a comprehensive overview of the field of action WASH in humanitarian and transitional aid, technical and non-technical intervention options as well as specifics and challenges in the WASH sector. In the course, we will look at the basics of humanitarian assistance in the WASH sector including related humanitarian principles and WASH standards. Approaches and technologies for water, sanitation and hygiene in humanitarian crisis situations will be presented, and WASH-specific project planning approaches and cooperation structures in humanitarian assistance will be discussed. Experienced speakers from the WASH Network and external experts will provide technical input and bring current practical examples to the course.

Please note: The course language is German. Presentations and course materials will be in English and presentations by international speakers may be in English. For more information and the detailled course schedule please see the German version of this page.

The participation fee includes lunch and coffee breaks.

The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Foundations of Humanitarian Action".

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You will learn

how the WASH sector basically works

what the main structures and ways of working, humanitarian principles and WASH minimum standards are

what technologies and approaches to water and sanitation, fecal sludge management, and hygiene provision exist and what they look like

Target group

Professionals and students with knowledge of humanitarian aid or development cooperation who are interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene in humanitarian and transitional relief settings

German WASH Network


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All trainers of this course are staff working with the member organisations of the WASH Network. Each of them brings a great deal of experience in the WASH sector and project work. In addition we'll have some external and international experts visit us during the course to provide further inputs and a great learning experience.


* To cover the fees you can upload an educational voucher of the state of NRW during the registration

20.9.2021 - 24.9.2021



This training is organized by the German WASH Network.

This training is supported by funding from the German Federal Foreign Office.