Welcome to our Certificate of Advanced Studies in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for humanitarian and developing contexts.

The course is designed to empower practitioners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector, both in the humanitarian and development contexts. It introduces students to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable and equitable access to domestic water supply and sanitation services and to improve hygiene behaviours.

This study program is jointly organized by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and the University of Neuchâtel, (Uni-NE).

Programme and Dates 

The CAS is organized as a blended course consisting in 3 theoretical modules (February-June 2023) delivered in distance learning and a practical module (15 – 23 September 2023) delivered in Mendrisio, Switzerland. 

  • Registration by Monday, 20 February 2023 
  • Kick-off meeting: 23 February 2023       
  • Distance lectures: on Thursdays, starting at 1 pm (UTC + 1h)

For more information: 

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduates!

From left to right: Fontana Lorenzo, Onyango Paul Patrick, Rahaman Kh. Shafiur, Soldati Veronica, Nahavitatsara Angelo, Abdisalam Ibrahim Hussein, Rusterholz Marc, Peter Andreas, Omari Romal, Vogt Marie-Louise, Akbarov Akmal, Bashar Khairul, Hertgers Anne-Lize, Riva Alessandra, Cozar Gafia Sergio. All of the students successfully obtained the CAS WASH diploma.

Congratulations to the 2021 Graduates!

Sumbane Francisco, Godenzi Stefano, Hirschi Romain, Neuhaus Benjamin, Gonçalves Mariana, Perrochet Léa, Cabral Pedro, Bouhia Elias, Yebeltal Agegnehu Asfaw, Zerubabel Tesfaye, Herger Michael, Okara Henoc Evi, Devan Tanoy, Solougo Siaka Tuo, Yunkura Yoseph and Hilty Peter successfully ended the second edition of our CAS WASH

Congratulations to the 2020 Graduates!

From left to right: Monica Bulgheroni, Donato Patrissi, Alessandra Benedetti, Michael Demarmels, Manon Trottet and Caroline de Meyer successfully ended the first edition of our CAS WASH

To learn more, do not hesitate to contact us. Best regards from the CAS-WASH team,