Empower Yourself. Empower Others. Be a part of the solution.
Every day thousands of people around the world die from preventable waterborne diseases. With specialized training from WaterStep, you can learn how to provide safe drinking water to tens of thousands of people with solutions that are simple, affordable, and easy to sustain long term. Read below about how you can participate in Water, Health, and Hygiene training.
Water, Health, and Hygiene Training
This course combines water treatment, health and hygiene instruction to help people understand what germs and parasites are, how they are transmitted and how to use this knowledge to prevent waterborne illness.
In addition to teaching proper health and hygiene practices, students will learn how to effectively treat water in the field and how to pass this knowledge to others.
Using a combination of teaching aids like posters, props and skits, this training gives students a powerful way to help people in developing communities improve their health and well-being.
Water, Health, and Hygiene 2014 & 2015 Training Dates
- January 10 & 11, 2014
- February 7 & 8, 2014
- March 7 & 8, 2014
- April 11 & 12, 2014
- May 9 & 10, 2014
- June 6 & 7, 2014
- July 11 & 12, 2014
August 22 & 23, 2014Cancelled
- September 12 & 13, 2014
- October 10 & 11, 2014
- December 12 & 13, 2014
- January 9 & 10, 2015
- February 6 & 7, 2015
- March 13 & 14, 2015
Click here to register for Water, Health, and Hygiene Training
For more information, contact Claudia Daniels or call at 502-568-6342 Ext. 400.
- Work in an organization whose goal is to provide safe drinking water.
- Provide humanitarian relief and wish to provide safe water as part of your work.
- Go on short/long-term mission trips in developing countries.
- Lead teams of people who serve in developing countries.
- Have the influence to help people take care of their own water supply.
- Do medical-related humanitarian relief work and want to add a health-and-hygiene education component in a health clinic situation.
- Are preparing for work, projects and endeavors similar to Peace Corps service.
You will learn how to:
- Work with communities on drinking water projects.
- Test water for the presence of water-borne pathogens.
- Assemble and use a chlorine generator to kill water-borne pathogens, viruses and parasites.
- Configure, operate and maintain a mini-water treatment system (all hands-on work).
- Teach lessons in germ transmission, hand washing etc. that are vital to reducing the incidence of diarrheal diseases.
- Use point-of-use solutions to unsafe drinking water.
- Develop a checklist of tools/parts you will need.
- Make a “Tippy Tap” for hand washing with minimal water use.
- Protect homes and families from flies.
- Prevent common types of parasites from spreading.
- Treat diarrheal illness in babies, children and adults.
- Teach about different food groups and the role they play in good health.
- Give instruction on basic dental care.
Your training will include:
- Training manual
- Resource CD
Duration and cost:
- Water Purification & Health & Hygiene training lasts 2 days, 7 hours per day.
- Registration fee is USD $300 per person.