WASH in Emergencies



Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Humanitarian and Transitional Assistance

In the 3-day course “WASH in Emergencies – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Humanitarian and Transitional Assistance” you will receive a comprehensive overview on the field of WASH in humanitarian and transitional assistance, technical and non-technical options of intervention as well as specifics and challenges in the WASH sector. The course covers the basics of humanitarian assistance in the WASH sector, including the related humanitarian principles and WASH standards. Approaches and technologies for water, sanitation and hygiene provision in humanitarian crisis settings will be presented. WASH-specific project planning approaches and cooperation structures in humanitarian aid will be discussed. Experienced speakers from the German WASH network and external experts will give technical inputs and contribute up-to-date practical examples to the course.

The participation fee is 360 €. Staff of Aktion Deutschland Hilft member organizations can apply for reimbursement of the course fee. To cover the fee an educational voucher of the state of NRW can also be used during the registration.

Datum: Currently no upcoming events
Ort: Academy of the Ruhr University Bochum
Certified: Participation Certification
Sprache: Germany


  • Basics of Humanitarian Aid
  • Humanitarian Principles and WASH Minimum Standards (Sphere)
  • WASH Cluster Coordination
  • WASH Basics
  • WASH Assessment
  • Water Supply in Emergency Relief
  • Sanitation in Emergency Response
  • WASH & Inclusion
  • Hygiene Promotion in Emergency Relief
  • Menstrual Hygiene and Health
  • Market-Based Programming in WASH
  • Climate Resilient WASH


Registration is via the webseite of the Academy for Humanitarian Action (AHA)


Target Group

The course is primarily for professionals and NGO staff working or intending to work in the field of WASH in humanitarian aid. In addition. Depending on the number of registrations, the course is also open to students, job seekers, volunteers, freelance consultants and people from the private sector.


Attendance certification as well as the possibility of receiving one ECTS according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System for academic achievements.



The trainers are staff from member organizations of the German WASH Network with relevant experience and expertise in the field of WASH in humanitarian aid. In addition, a larger pool of trainers from national and international sector experts is used.


The course language is English or German depending on the participants. Materials will be provided in English. Individual sessions by international speakers may be only feasible in English.

Do you have further questions?

We are happy to answer them. Please contact:  anmeldung [at] washnet.de

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