SES # Topics Key DATES
1 Introduction to water and sanitation development  
2 Basic concepts, water rich / water poor, and pictoral tour of global water and sanitation  

A utility’s pro-poor approach in Bangalore’s slums

Guest lecture: Genevieve Connors, Urban Development Sector Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region, World Bank

4 Water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases Quiz 1
5 Sources of water and water supply planning Policy memo 1 due
6 Water quality and simple water quality field testing demo  
7 Decentralized household water treatment and safe storage

Mid-course appraisal due

Mid-term essay due


Centralized water treatment: MWRA and Beijing

Guest lecture: Joshua Das, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Sewage collection systems

Guest lecture: Earthea Nance, Virginia Tech

Quiz 2
10 Sanitation history, centralized wastewater treatment, and reuse Policy memo 2 due (in-class)

Water and sanitation financing

Guest lecture: Prof. Peter Rogers, Harvard University


On-site excreta disposal

Guest lecture: Brian Robinson (with Susan Murcott)

13 Wrap-up Final papers due (hardcopy)