In complex emergencies, information management is becoming increasingly important and a useful tool for assessment, planning of water and sanitation infrastructure and coordination.

DSS water, with the support of SamSamWater, is organizing a 2-day training on GIS and Google Earth on the 4th and 5th of September 2019.

The training is recommended for all water, sanitation and hygiene experts who consider being deployed by DSS water, or for professionals working within WASH in the emergency sector, with a basic working knowledge on GIS and Google Earth.

The first day of the training will provide a basic, general understanding of Google Earth in relation to WASH practices, and thereby addresses the basics of navigation, historical imagery and time series, map editing, georeferencing maps and importing excel files. The second day will continue on this knowledge, covering more advanced skills on geo tools and analysis for WASH projects, including exercises on mobile data collection and GPS measurements with smartphones. The training will use some of the practical experience of experts deployed as IM in emergencies.

The training is free of charge and will take place from 9:00 am till 16:30 pm at the Netherlands Red Cross office in the Hague (Anna van Saksenlaan 50).

Are you interested in broadening your knowledge and would you like to attend? Please register as soon as possible (deadline is July 31st), by sending a short motivation (max. 200 words) and CV to

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