1.851[J] Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation (WASH-ENV) in Low- and Middle-income Countries


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Focuses on disseminating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or water/environment innovations in developing countries and underserved communities worldwide. Structured around field-based learning, case studies, lectures and videos in which teams propose an idea and are mentored through the process of bringing that innovation to fruition. Emphasizes core WASH and water/environment principles, culture-specific solutions, tools for start-ups, appropriate and sustainable technologies, behavior change, social marketing, building partnerships, and the theory and practice of innovation diffusion. Term project entails entering the IDEAS or other competition(s) while implementing a WASH or water/environment innovation in a specific locale. Guest lectures on specific real-world WASH and water/environment projects which have been disseminated by MIT faculty, students, alumni, and others. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 30.

This class has no prerequisites.

1.851[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. E. Murcott.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in N51-350.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information at the Water and Sanitation for All: A Practitioners Companion site or on the 1.851[J] Stellar site.

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