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This course examines the social issues and impacts of water on health outcomes


Welcome to the fourth course of Water and Health Program. The title of this course is Social Perspectives on Water and Health. Click the 'View Now' button to access the course on ourpartner e-learning platform.  

About the Programme

The Water and Health programme is designed for current water professionals or students with an undergraduate or graduate degree who wish to learn more about the interactions between water and health of individuals and populations. 
The 5 courses are:
Course 1. Introduction to Water and Health  provides an historical context to the influence of water on civilizations and health over the past 3000 years and provides an overall context for the remaining 4 courses;
Course 2. Water Quality, Quantity, Contamination, Risk and Environmental Analysis deals with the importance of clean and sufficient water supplies for health and looks at the process of risk analysis for assessing these factors.
Course 3. Water and Wastewater treatment, Source Protection, Household Treatment and  Advanced Methods  looks at the processes and problems of providing safe water supplies and adequate sanitation to populations and households.
Course 4. Social Perspectives on Water and Health examines the social issues and impacts of water on health outcomes and
Course 5. Water and Sanitation, Hygiene (WaSH) examines the importance of an integrated approach to these topics on health, maternal and child health, tourism, energy and the impact on disaster relief.
At completion, students should have an understanding and appreciation of the importance of water to many aspects of health, how it can be impacted by natural processes and human activities, how we are able to provide and maintain safe water supplies and sanitation processes, the ethics, human- and property-rights aspects of water and sanitation and the interactions between social issues, water governance, legal aspects and political activities. They should be able to make more informed design, implementation, operational, and governance decisions that are appropriate for their society and culture.

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