Calendar

Each class is composed three 60-minute parts: a seminar by the instructor, student led discussion, and a hands-on action learning component. 

week Topics Seminar Action Learning: Shop & Lab Key Dates

1

Intro

Introductions—Our Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Stories/Interests and Yours!

Introduction to Creative Capacity Building and Participatory Design

 

2

Water Use and Access, Sustainable Development Goals

“Tour” of the World’s Water Sources, Access, and Use and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Insanirator Pitch/Demo by Andrew Tsang

Speed Dating: Term Project Profiles and Pitches

3

WASH and “One Health”

Guest Lecture: Hellen Amuguni, Associate Professor at Cummings School, Tufts University

One Health

4

Decentralized Sanitation

Latrines

Shop: Materials (PVC, Concrete, Plaster), Pipes, Hinges, Tools, and Technologies Used in Toilet Design and Construction

Optional Field Trip: Middlesex Fells Reservation and Reservoir

5

Wastewater Treatment

Urban Wastewater Treatment in High- and Low-Income Countries

Project Work Session

Project Scope Statement Due

6

History of Boston’s Water Supply

No Seminar (Field Trip)

No Action Learning (Field Trip)

Field Trip: Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

7

Water Quality, Water Diseases, Storage, and Treatment

Water Quality, Storage, and Treatment, Disease Classification, and Water-Related Hazards

Water Quality and Treatment Lab: Turbidity and Coliform Testing

Term Project First Deliverable Due

8

Participation and Solid Waste Management

Guest Lecture: Libby McDonald, Lecturer at MIT D-Lab

Community-Scale Solid Waste Management 

Project Work Session

9

Community Water Treatment

Guest Lecture: Kate Cincotta, Co-founder and Executive Director of Saha Global

Saha Global Story

Water Quality and Treatment Lab: Coagulation, Filtration, and Disinfection

10

WASH, Disasters, and Refugees

Case Studies—WASH & Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico and Refugee Camps in Jordan 

Chlorination

CCB Work

Term Project Second Deliverable Due

11

Centralized Water Treatment

No Seminar (Field Trip)

No Action Learning (Field Trip)

Field Trip: Salem-Beverly Water Treatment Plant

12

Hygiene and Menstrual Hygiene

Hygiene & Handwashing

Gender Issues in WASH

Guest Lecture: Zubaida Bai, CEO of azyh

ayzh Clean Birth Kits

Project Work Session—Applying Lenses to Your Work (Gender, Age, Literacy, etc)

13

Final Projects

Final Projects

Soda Can Stoves

Final Projects Due

D-Lab Project Poster Session and Showcase

14

Final Projects and Cool Careers

Final Projects

Cool Careers in WASH & Environment