Lecture Notes

All guest lectures are courtesy of the person named, and are used with permission.

1 Introduction to water and sanitation development
2 Basic concepts, water rich / water poor, and pictoral tour of global water and sanitation (PDF - 2.8 MB)

A utility’s pro-poor approach in Bangalore’s slums (PDF)

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

4 Water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases (PDF - 1.7 MB)
5 Sources of water and water supply planning (PDF 1 of 2 - 6.6 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 3.9 MB)
6 Water quality and simple water quality field testing demo (PDF - 1.2 MB)
7 Decentralized household water treatment and safe storage (PDF - 5.4 MB)

Centralized water treatment: MWRA and Beijing (PDF 1 - 1.5 MB) (PDF 2 - 3.0 MB)

Guest lecture: Joshua Das, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


Sewage collection systems

Guest lecture: Earthea Nance, Virginia Tech


Sanitation history, centralized wastewater treatment, and reuse (PDF - 4.4 MB)

Parts of this lecture are adapted from the following:

Outwater, Alice. Water: A Natural History. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1997. ISBN: 9780465037803.


Water and sanitation financing (PDF - 2.2 MB)

Guest lecture: Prof. Peter Rogers, Harvard University


On-site excreta disposal (PDF - 5.4 MB)

Guest lecture: Brian Robinson (with Susan Murcott)

13 Wrap-up