From 2008-03-03 to 2008-06-21
Venue: (online course)
Many urban planners in developing countries are turning to their (urban) groundwater resources as a water supply source because the available surface water is very polluted, and groundwater is seen as a reliable and easily accessible substitute. However, whilst groundwater sources are being tapped for water supply, the soil is at the same time used as a filtering medium for excreta and greywater disposal, without a thorough understanding of the relevant soil-groundwater interactions. This course addresses basic hydrogeology knowledge tailor-made to the needs of those involved in providing water supply or sanitation in urban areas in developing countries.
Organizers: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Contact Name: Jan Willem Foppen