For operational and executive directors of services Sanitation Management

Setting up action plans and monitoring their implementation in the field.

Upcoming Sessions


In English 12 - 15 April 2021

8 days - 2140 €

  • Montpellier

    In English 12 - 15 April 2021

    8 days - 2140 €

  • Montpellier

    In English 16 - 21 April 2021

    8 days - 1680 €

Also available at Montpellier

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Pour les directeurs généraux Sanitation Management

For whom

  • Executive Directors
  • Exploitation Directors
  • Financial Directors
  • Executive Officers
  • Managers

Why follow this training?

The Water for All Chair offers thematic specialized sessions.

  • They bring together industry experts and are open to any water and sanitation professional.
  • Come and learn about the operational management of your unit and the operating processes, acquire new practices and new tools.
  • Innovate and upgrade your knowledge in the perspective of the evolution of your career.
  • Restructure your teams and equip your employees with new practices and organizations to support the reform of the sector.
  • Lead your drinking water or sanitation service towards excellence in continuity, quality, sustainability and accessibility.


  • Acquire general knowledge on wastewater and its impact on public health, the environment and urban activities.
  • Find out about the strategies and technologies for reducing harmful impacts and leveraging them.
  • Understand the various components of a sanitation programme (protection of public health and the environment,local population needs and resources, technical feasibility, funding, communication, reinforcing the capabilities oflocal authorities, etc.).

Training contents


  • Organisation of the programme: rural/urban, domestic/industrial & crafts activities, collective/non-collective, individual/shared equipment, etc..
  • Demand analysis: assessment, study of demand, zoning, demand scheduling, sanitation awareness, demand creation (marketing).
  • Panel of technical solutions available for collective and non-collective sanitation, wastewater drainage, urban rainwater management and purification principles (water and sludge), adapted to the various links of the sanitation chain (collection, drainage, treatment).
  • Funding of urban sanitation: How to fund investments and the operation of a sanitation service (both for collective and non-collective needs), funding tools for sanitation.
  • Urban governance of sanitation: Institutional framework of sanitation, planning and developing urban sanitation strategies, relationship between operators and the various stakeholders of the sector (local authorities, populations, etc.): dialogue, consultations, cooperation, etc.; specific needs depending on the size of the town: semi-rural areas, medium-sized towns, large cities, megalopolises.
  • Operational management of a sanitation service: Development of a sanitaiton service in a town of a developing country, sanitation service management, link with the urban development of the town.
    Case studies in various countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America: relevance of this approach in the field, and the need for upstream local planning work.


  • Extensive knowledge of wastewater and excreta sanitation issues in developing countries.
  • Ability to work on the various components of the sanitation programme and offer appropriate solutions to set up a sanitation service that is complete and durable, both from a technical and financial standpoint, and in terms of communication and management of sanitation stakeholders.
  • Management of a sanitation service including collective and individual sanitation.

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