Department of Water and Sanitation.
The Department, together with the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation (WATSAN)-SMART Centre, and other Departments also offer Short Courses, Research, Consultancy, Community Outreach and Tailor-made Training. Furthermore, the Department of Water and Sanitation in partnership with UNESCO IHE-Delft of the Netherlands recently secured funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to roll out the IHE Delft MSc in Sanitation Program as part of the Global Sanitation Graduate School (GSGS). We also offer GPDP in Sanitation and Certificates in Sanitation (via online and short courses). The program emphasizes on non-sewer approach to the sanitation challenge in line with the global trends.
To provide skill enhancing opportunities to Malawians and others through the acquisition of professional knowledge, technical and practical skills in the water and sanitation sector, research on the development of innovative and sustainable provisions of water and sanitation services.
To become a leading School for Water & Sanitation Sciences in the country and beyond that effectively provides training, consultancy & research needs of the industry & communities.
Our BSc programmes are designed to provide requisite knowledge, skills and competences to students undergoing training in this programme. Download our brochure.
Success Rationale Of Our BSc and MSc/PhD Programmes
Our BSc programmes are designed to provide requisite knowledge, skills and competences to students undergoing training in this programme. Currently, there are several challenges affecting the Water sector. These include degradation of catchments, water pollution, poor and inadequate water supply and sanitation services, inadequate capacity, frequent droughts and floods. Climate change and the ever-increasing population also pose serious threat to the sector. There is need for trained manpower in fields of water resource management and sanitation. Our programmes, therefore, aim at sustainably developing & managing water resources, promoting sanitation and hygiene, developing non-sewered sanitation technologies and innovations among others. We provide learning experiences based on course work and research, using supervision and interaction as learning elements.Our postgraduate degree programmes (Dipl, Cert, MSc and PhD) aim to build capacity of professionals to discover innovative and reliable ways of sustainably tackling sanitation challenges and managing natural resources – Water Resources. Our postgraduate programmes equip graduates with useful transferable skills to collect, analyse, interpret and present often diverse datasets and to use analytical tools such as numerical models that are valuable in the job market. They are also trained to ably make and participate in often complex decisions and assess risks associated with sanitation, water resources, social and environmental management. The postgraduate programmes are designed as learning experiences based on course work and research, using supervision and interaction as learning elements.