Published on: 21/11/2022
The WASH Systems Academy is so proud and excited to announce the launch of the Costing sustainable water services course.
This 4-hour course explains how to use the Excel tool “Life-Cycle Costing of water services” developed by Water For People and IRC. This tool supports sustainable financial planning and management of water services.
This course has been developed for anyone wanting to know how to use the tool to identify the costs and financing gap of water services in a specific area, often a district or municipality. The course has been made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the PRO-WASH award and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the US Government.
Course objectives: Costing sustainable water services explains how to use the "Life-Cycle Costing of water services" tool developed by Water For People and IRC. The tool supports sustainable financial planning and management of water services.
By the end of this course, one will have a good understanding of how to use the Excel tool "Life-Cycle Costing of water services" and will know:
Course content: The course is designed as a standalone course, although it is recommended that participants are familiar with the concepts of water, sanitation and hygiene systems strengthening and the Life-Cycle Cost Approach (LCCA). The course includes video tutorials and is divided into two parts:
This course includes animations, graphics, videos, documentation, and multiple-choice tests. There is also the opportunity to connect with other WASH sector professionals through online forum discussions. The majority of this course is also available offline. You can download the complete session texts, including all the exercises, via the course resources tab. This allows you to follow part of the course offline. However, you will need to connect to the online platform to participate in the forum discussions, upload the materials you create and complete the multiple-choice tests and quizzes.
Session overview: This course consists of 7 sessions and needs to be completed in consecutive order (from sessions 1 to 7). The subjects of the individual sessions are:
Length: On average, the course takes a minimum of 4 hours to complete.
The WASH Systems Academy is a collaborative online learning platform dedicated to building capacities to strengthen water, sanitation, and hygiene services. It is a global and multi-lingual platform that strives to make courses accessible and relevant. We synthesize the latest thinking on system strengthening for water, sanitation, and hygiene (commonly abbreviated as WASH) services and support it with concrete practical examples and tools from around the world. It now has over 4500 users from 120 countries. It is available on www.washsystemsacademy.org
This course has been made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the PRO-WASH award and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the US Government.