Building strength in water and sanitation

From 22 June to 19 September, the Chinese Academy of Sciences-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CAS-TWAS CEWE) is organizing a long-term training course on water and sanitation.

China has successful achievements in the management of water, and the CAS-TWAS CEWE aims to maximize this experience by transferring to professionals from developing countries the knowledge accumulated over the years.

The Water and Sanitation Training Programme is co-sponsored by the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES) and supported by the International Water Association (IWA).

The training programme is organized as follows: during the first week, attendants  follow lectures and a workshop, and have the chance to visit a water treatment plan. During the training period, they choose an internship covering one of the following themes: water environment protection, water supply, and wastewater treatment. Specific lab work will complete the experience.

The course is open to water professionals, including administrators, municipal officials, water and wastewater managers, engineers and researchers from developing countries.