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29 - MUN - Municipality Services and Local Governance

MUN 116 - Municipal (Sewage) Waste Water Treatment

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 116 10 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 116 05 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 116 31 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 116 25 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 116 20 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 116 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Many parts of the world sewage is still discharged directly into open water without treatment. Such uncontrolled discharge is one of the most serious threats to the productivity and biodiversity of the world’s oceans. At the same time it causes serious environmental and human health problems and threatens sustainable coastal development. This course is designed to provide participants with a deeper understanding of the operation of municipal wastewater treatment plants It provides participants with analytical tools, substantive information and skills on how to select, plan and finance appropriate and environmentally sound municipal wastewater management systems.

Course Objectives

  • Improving municipal wastewater management in cities
  • Understanding the role of stakeholders and how to involve them in the decisionmaking process
  • Learning conventional and innovative approaches for municipal wastewater treatment
  • Learning methodologies to select the most appropriate approach of municipal wastewater treatment
  • Being familiar with both technological and financial issues of municipal wastewater treatment

Who Should Attend?

  • Engineers
  • Professionals in water treatment
  • Managers at municipality level
  • Consulting agencies
  • Ministries

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Overview of wastewater treatment
  • Wastewater sources and characteristics
  • Municipal wastewater composition
  • Impacts of municipal wastewater
  • Coverage of water supply and sanitation

Day 2

  • Targets on water and sanitation management
  • Guidelines on municipal wastewater management
  • Preliminary treatment and secondary treatment
  • Objective oriented planning
  • Involvement of stakeholders
  • Mobilizing local resources

Day 3

  • Conventional and innovative approaches to municipal wastewater management
  • Constraints to conventional approaches of municipal wastewater management
  • Alternative technologies for municipal wastewater management
  • The need for alternative approaches

Day 4

  • Activated Sludge & Microbiology
  • Activated Sludge Process Control
  • Solids Handling
  • Effluent Disposal
  • Hydraulics (including pumps)
  • Electricity (including motors and instrumentation)
  • Safety

Day 5

  • Financial approaches to municipal wastewater management
  • The case for cost-recovery
  • The cost of wastewater service provision
  • Water management in the city of tomorrow