Online Course on Faecal Sludge Management

IHE Delft Faecal Sludge Management

Target Audience

The course is designed for professionals who deal with planning, promoting, designing, operating or managing faecal sludge for residents in urban, peri-urban, slum or rural areas, in low income countries and beyond. A solid foundation in physics and chemistry is essential to follow this course; a good understanding of wastewater and its (biological) treatment will strongly support the understanding of the Module.


The objective of the course is to gain an understanding of all of the required aspects for the design and operation of a comprehensive faecal sludge management (FSM) system.

Learning Objectives

Course structure
Sub-course 1: Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management
Sub-course 2: Technological Fundaments of Faecal Sludge Management
Sub-course 3: Collection and Transport of Faecal Sludge
Sub-course 4: Faecal Sludge Treatment Technologies
Sub-course 5: Management in Faecal Sludge Management
Sub-course 6: Non-technical Aspects of Faecal Sludge Management