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Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Emergencies (WASH), February 2024

Price $1850 – $3350 AUD Register

Event description

In any humanitarian crisis, communities need access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene.

Water-borne diseases are major killers in disasters and complex emergencies. They can occur where large populations are displaced, or where local infrastructure has been destroyed by a natural hazard or conflict.

This 6 day residential course will introduce you to the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector in emergencies, and is designed for those who want to benefit from industry-leading WASH engineering practice.

Who is this course for?

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the components of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in emergencies for humanitarian workers. It is ideal if you are already involved or likely to be involved in public health and WASH programming, as a field officer, coordinator and/or decision maker.

You are expected to have a base level understanding of WASH issues. The course suits water, environmental and public health engineers, WASH project managers, and public or environmental health specialists involved in emergency responses. It is also suitable for those with technical skills oriented toward large-scale urban systems, who want to adapt their skills to humanitarian emergency work, as well as anyone who has already worked or volunteered in emergency relief and wants to improve or learn new public health engineering skills.

The course is in English and a reasonable proficiency is required by participants.

Find out if this course is right for you. Contact our training team for more information -

In addition to the Standard and Early Bird discounted pricing, RedR Australia also offers a limited number of places on our courses to young Australians who aspire to a career in the humanitarian sector. To be eligible for the Young Humanitarian Professionals rate you must: 

  • Be at or under 31 years of age. Note this requirement is only for the YHP Rate. Otherwise, anyone 18 years of age or older can attend RedR Training events
  • Hold a post-graduate qualification in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian work
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Provide evidence to substantiate the above by emailing upon registration.  

Australia Assists

Australia Assists is an Australian Government funded program, managed by RedR Australia that deploys Australian specialists to work with governments, multilateral agencies and communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and conflict.

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