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WEDC seeks Lecturer to join our Loughborough-based team
The Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), within the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, is dedicated to improving water and sanitation (WASH) service delivery in low and middle income countries.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Lecturer to join our Loughborough based team. We are seeking an engineer with a PhD related to international WASH or emergency relief and disaster preparedness, who has relevant working experience in low and middle income countries. Highly motivated candidates should possess excellent analytical and research skills, strong communication and reporting skills, and be willing to work in challenging environments.
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Andrew Cotton takes over the Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)
Andrew Cotton from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) of the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University took over as the Interim Chair of the Steering Committee (the board of governance) of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a Geneva-based organisation which is part of the United Nations family (UNOPS).
The WSSCC manages the Global Sanitation Fund of some $50 million of international donor funding annually. Over recent years the fund has supported improved sanitation and hygiene for over 7 million people in 11 countries.
Researcher needed to test innovative latrine lighting solutions in refugee camps
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Scholarships for 2015/2016 for MSc programmes
WEDC are delighted to announce scholarships for 2015/2016 for MSc programmes as follows:
- Commonwealth Scholarships Commission (CSC)
Ten scholarships are available to study for an MSc in Water and Environmental Management by distance learning
Applicants must satisfy CSC criteria, hold an offer of a place on the programme, and submit their application to CSC by 15 May 2015 23.59 GMT. See this link for further details: http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk//learn/learn307.html?q=2#2
- Loughborough based full time MSc study starting September 2015
Excellence scholarship fee reductions are available as follows: 25 percent reduction for students who hold the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree; 20 percent reduction for students who hold the equivalent of an upper second class degree; and 10 percent reduction for those students with the equivalent of a lower second class degree. Applicants must also meet other entry criteria for courses as outlined on our website: http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn200.html
We would be grateful if you could help promote our courses and these opportunities by downloading and displaying these posters in your offices:
Cyclone Pam: Emergency publications free to download
Free resources available to download.
WHO/WEDC TECHNICAL NOTES FOR EMERGENCIES
EMERGENCY WATER SOURCES: Guidelines for selection and treatment
EXCRETA DISPOSAL IN EMERGENCIES: A field manual
EMERGENCY SANITATION: Assessment and programme design