Sanitation management

To provide answers to specific problems related to the management of an urban sanitation service, on a collective, individual or mixed level

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The AgroParisTech Chair “SUEZ – General Management of Urban Water and Sanitation Services” through its International Executive Master “Water for All” – OpT offers short training courses around 20 topics.

Their duration varies from 1 to 5 days.

They will enable you to acquire more knowledge and know-how on specific professions in your water and/or sanitation service, or in the sector in the broadest sense.

They are given in French or English.

The teaching is done by professionals with at least 20 years of international experience in the field.

Tailor-made training courses can be offered on request. These can take place in France or abroad or in your company.

For whom?

For professionals in sanitation sector
  • Executive Directors
  • Head of services
  • Operational Directors
  • Financial Directors
  • Executive Officers
  • Managers
  • Engineers
  • Project managers

Training benefits

The AgroParisTech – SUEZ Chair offers specialized training in urban services, water and sanitation. They bring together experts in the sector and are open to all professionals in the water and sanitation services sector.

Come and learn about the operational management of your unit and its operating processes, acquire new practices and new tools.

Propose adapted solutions for the implementation of a complete and sustainable sanitation service


Ability to work on the different links of the sanitation chain


Management of a sanitation service that integrates collective and individual sanitation

training benefits


Find out about strategies and technologies that can reduce or even enhance their damaging impacts

Assess the different components of a sanitation programme (protection of public health and the environment, needs and means of the populations, technical feasibility, financing, communication, local capacity building, etc.).

Face-to-face classroom (2 days)

  • Organisation of the sector: rural/urban, domestic/industrial and artisanal, collective/non-collective, individual/shared equipment, etc.
  • Demand analysis: inventory, demand study, zoning, demand planning, sanitation awareness raising, demand creation (marketing)
  • Panel of technical solutions available for collective and non-collective sanitation, wastewater disposal, urban rainwater management and purification principles (water and sludge), according to the different links of the sanitation chain (collection, disposal, treatment).
  • Financing urban sanitation: how to finance the investments and operation of a sanitation service (both collective and non-collective), tools for financing sanitation
  • Urban governance of sanitation: Institutional framework of sanitation, planning and elaboration of strategies for urban sanitation, Relationship between operators and the different stakeholders of the sector (local authorities, POPs, etc.): dialogue, consultation, cooperation, etc. – particularities according to the size of the city: semi-rural areas, medium cities, large cities, megacities.
  • Operational management of a sanitation service: Development of a sanitation service in a city of a developing country, Management of a sanitation service, Link with the urban development of the city
  • Case studies in different countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America: relevance of this approach on the ground, and the need for prior local planning work

E-learning (1 day)

  • Acquire general knowledge on wastewater and its impacts on public health, the environment and the development of urban activities
  • Broad knowledge of wastewater and excreta sanitation issues in developing countries

Christophe Le JALLÉ has a university background in environmental studies. Since 1994, he worked in the pS-Eau (Water Solidarity Program) as director of research and deputy director of the program. Its specific objective is the water supply and sanitation in developing countries ( Since 2000 its main activities focus on issues of African Sanitation: coordination of urban sanitation research program in 16 African countries (of, coordinating a manual “developing a national policy and strategies for sanitation” (, coordination of an experimental program to support the development of concerted strategies of municipal services water and sanitation (, designing and coordinating a series of methodological guides on sanitation (of, co- coordinating a study on non-conventional sanitation (, etc. He is strongly involved in international processes, and currently coordinator of the theme on sanitation for the 7th World Water Forum.

Marion SANTI obtained a degree in hydraulic engineering, water quality technology, wastewater treatment and recycling at the École Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement in Strasbourg in 2013. She continued with a Master of Science in “Community Water and Sanitation” at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. She did an internship as a volunteer in Benin on the following topics: Proposal of a grey water treatment system for an ecolodge, Raising awareness on the use of drinking water in the village of Tanongou and Diagnosis of light supply in rural areas in Benin.
Since 2013, she has been working at GRET. She was a project manager and then a technical assistant in Burkina Faso. Today, she is in charge of the “sanitation” mission.


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Hotel Héliotel **

Close to AgroParisTech Montpellier center

Appart’Hôtel Odalys City Les Occitanes ****

  • Close to Montpellier St Roch railway station in the city center
  • AgroParisTech has a special rate of 70 euros/night (excluding breakfast and city taxes)

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