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WEDC is one of the world's leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries.

We are based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning Universities in the UK.

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Latest news and resources

Two Rapid Response Team Water and Sanitation Engineer posts vacant at Oxfam

Find out more from the link below.

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Forthcoming webinar: Disability and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) : 30/10/14

Webinar: Disibility and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) : Thursday 30 October. Full details are available from the link below.

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Water, sanitation and hygiene specialists provide technical assistance in the Ebola crisis

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) specialists are providing technical assistance in the Ebola crisis through the WASH Cluster consortium of 32 partner agencies of which WEDC at Loughborough University are a part.

The WASH Cluster has been working closely with agencies on the ground to provide an information sharing-platform on WASH in Ebola (http://washcluster.net/wash-in-ebola/). It directly links users to a technical Q&A platform to ask questions of Ebola specialists in real-time.

It also aims to provide up-to-date WASH guidelines, manuals and news in the evolving Ebola response.

The WASH in Ebola Dropbox supports operational agencies responding to Ebola providing all available technical guidelines, manuals, coordination and training related information. These information sharing tools will continue to be updated on regular basis, if you have any relevant documents to share, please send them to washinebola@gmail.com

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WEDC Distance Learning Scholarships available NOW!

For the following postgraduate courses starting in January 2015:


PG Certificate in Water and Environmental Management
A four module programme which enables you to develop knowledge, expertise and skills in all aspects of water, sanitation and environmental management.

Course entry requirements


PG Certificate in Water and Waste Engineering
A four module programme which enables you to develop knowledge, expertise and skills in all aspects of sustainable public health infrastructure and services, for all levels of consumer.

Course entry requirements


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
You must meet the above entry requirements, hold an offer of a place on one of these courses, and be a national of and resident in one of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Republic of Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

The scholarship will fund £800 towards each £1100, 15 credit module. The PG Certificate is 60 credits from 4 modules in total.

To apply for a PG Certificate please apply online
http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/postgraduate

For more information about the scholarships:
http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/docs/learn/DL-Scholarships-2015.pdf

To apply for a scholarship see:
http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn307.html?q=1#1

... or find further information about the programmes, see our web pages http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn200.html

... or by contacting Helena Geary:

wedc-admissions@lboro.ac.uk    +44 (0)1509 222641    Skype: Wedcadmissions13

Deadline for application is November 14th 2014


Ebola crisis: The International Medical Corps seeks WASH Technical Advisor

Ebola crisis: The International Medical Corps is looking for a WASH Technical Advisor – based in London, Los Angeles, or Washington (DC). Please see attached or contact:

Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor
International Medical Corps
1st floor, 245 - 258 Goswell Road
London, EC1V 7EB
Office: +44 (0) 207 253 0001


TERMS OF REFERENCE
WASH Technical Advisor - Ebola Response
LOCATION: International Medical Corps UK, London, or
International Medical Corps, Washington DC or
International Medical Corps, Los Angeles, CA

REPORTING TO: Ebola Response Management Team Leader and
Global WASH Advisor

BACKGROUND
This is the largest Ebola outbreak in history and the first in West Africa. The outbreak in West Africa is worsening, WHO, CDC, INGOs and other local and international organizations are working to ramp up the response. On August 8, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that the current Ebola outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Currently, International Medical Corps is conducting a situational analysis of the response in both Sierra Leone and Liberia to assess the gaps and determine complementarity with other agencies and Ministries of Health. Contingent upon agreements with the Liberia and Sierra Leone Ministries and securing appropriate levels of funding, IMC propose to support the management of isolation units, referral pathways for lab testing, contact tracing and referral systems in affected communities.

International Medical Corps is seeking an experienced Infectious Diseases Specialist for a six month contract to assume the Ebola technical leadership role at HQ level. The person will have prior field experience in management of Viral Hemorrhagic fever

SCOPE OF WORK:
The WASH Technical Advisor will provide overall technical guidance to the HQ and field based Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Technical Unit Advisory Group supporting the Ebola Response. The Advisor will work with country teams to develop and/or finalize strategies based upon current standards, protocols and approaches for Ebola prevention and response. S/he will work with country teams to develop/finalize key guidance documents (as informed by WHO, CDC, UNICEF and MSF) related to Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) including infectious waste management, chlorination and disinfection and cleaning protocols and standards. S/he will contribute to the design of an integrated approach to encompass health, nutrition and WASH case management and oversee technical knowledge management, dissemination and documentation.

The WASH Technical Advisor will assume the following roles and responsibilities;

QUALIFICATIONS:


Mark Buttle (WEDC alumnus) reports on the situation of the Ebola crisis in Africa

Mark Buttle (WEDC alumnus and Humanitarian WASH Advisor, Save the Children UK) reports on the situation of the Ebola crisis in Africa.

Mark, who has returned from Sierra Leone, warns that the international community must act now to stop the Ebola crisis worsening.

Read more from the BBC link below.

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Loughborough ranks top for quality of student life

Analysis of recent data has placed Loughborough University top for quality of student life, followed by the University of Bath and Durham University.

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Mercy Corps seeks a Global WASH Specialist

Mercy Corps seeks a Global WASH Specialist who will focus on leading the WASH emergency responses as well as guiding strategic direction and program implementation for Mercy Corps global programming to achieve delivery of integrated, evidence-based programs that reduce WASH-related morbidity and mortality in emergency and transitional settings. To apply please follow the link below.

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'Waterlines' Ebola article open access

Waterlines have made an article on ebola response measures open access – and it might be useful for you or your colleagues. Please do pass on this link freely.

http://practicalaction.metapress.com/content/y188131344150206/?p=cae9389c92514350bf06e7f424f7c1b1&pi=1

 

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Obituary: Eng. Shillingi, WEDC alumnus

It is with sadness that we announce the news of the death of Eng. Shillingi, a WEDC alumnus from the 1980s, who died of cancer yesterday.

Eng. Shillingi was the sitting Director for Water Resources Management in Uganda. For further details and the photo, please see the link to a Uganda newspaper below.

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Ten new scholarships for study by distance learning

Ten new scholarships for study by distance learning were advertised today. Follow the LUDT and John Kirke links on page http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn307.html for more details.
 

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#37WEDC for the WEDC Conference

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Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Dr Julie Fisher of WEDC, now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Dr Sam Kayaga of WEDC, now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Mike Smith joins Journal of Research and Technology editorial board

Mike Smith, Senior Programme Manager at WEDC, has been asked to join the editorial board for the Journal of Research and Technology, which is managed by Islamic University of Gaza. The appointment will be initially for two years from January 1 2014.


Fiches Techniques en Situation D'urgence

Fiches Techniques en Situation D’urgence (WHO Technical Notes for Emergencies)

Ces fiches illustrées de quatre pages ont été préparées par le WEDC pour l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé afin d’aider les personnes qui travaillent dans un contexte d’urgence, à planifier des réponses adéquates aux besoins urgents et de moyen terme des populations dans le secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement.

http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/knowledge/notes_emergencies.html

These four page highly-illustrated notes have been prepared by WEDC for the World Health Organization to assist those working immediately or shortly after an emergency to plan appropriate responses to the urgent and medium-term water and sanitation needs of affected populations.

Translated by Solidarités International
http://www.solidarites.org | technicaldepartment@solidarites.org

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