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Water Safety Plans: Risk-Management for Drinking Water Supplies Return to listing


The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) is offering a 9-week online learning course on Water Safety Plans (WSPs) aimed at those in the water industry with management, engineering, or operational responsibilities. WSPs represent a novel approach for drinking water suppliers to manage the risks of system failure, and have been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2004. WSPs have been piloted or required in more than 90 countries. This distance learning program offers:


• Knowledge, skill, and capacity building to ensure consistent drinking water safety and access

• Opportunity to apply course assignments to developing a WSP for your local context

• Flexibility to engage with course content and fellow learners from home, work, or travel locations

• Professional recognition of your enhanced expertise


Throughout the course, key content is presented through problem-solving scenarios and case study examples. A series of nine modules synthesizes cumulative up-to-date knowledge and illustrates experiences gained in real-world WSPs. Participants can work on their own schedule and interact with peers through a discussion forum. The course is overseen by facilitators who guide discussion and provide resources for further exploration of concepts. The average time commitment is about 3-4 hours per week to read materials and complete assignments.


  Location: Online
  Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 - Friday, May 10, 2019
  Time: -
  Sponsor: The Water Institute at UNC
  Price: Registrant Specific
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: f you are paying by check, please make checks, money orders, and purchase orders out to: UNC at Chapel Hill/ESE/WI and mail to: Attn: Kriste Smith CB 7431, 4114 McGavran-Greenberg 135 Dauer Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431 Ref: WSP Course If you are paying by wire, the bank transferring the funds may deduct a transfer fee. Please contact the intermediary transfer bank to determine the transfer fee and add this amount to your initial transfer. If this is not done, the amount received by our office may not cover the total course costs. Please use the following information to complete the transfer: Bank Name: Bank of America Address: Charlotte, NC, USA ABA Number: 026009593 Account Number: 000110100070 Account Name: UNC-CH Endowment, Trust & Special Funds Type of Account: Depository Incoming Foreign Wires Should Include: Swift # BOFAUS3N ABA ACH/Routing No: 053000196 University Dept.: Environmental Sciences and Engineering Contact: Kriste L. Smith Reference: WSP Course
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Shannan George swgeorge@email.unc.edu

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