EC.715 D-Lab: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


Class Info

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 innovation in a specific locale. Guest lectures on specific real-world WASH 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.

EC.715 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by S. E. Murcott and S. L. Hsu.

Lecture occurs 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Wednesdays in N51-350.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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