[FG] Mihelcic, James, Lauren Fry, et al. Field Guide to Environmental Engineering for Development Workers: Water, Sanitation, and Indoor Air. American Society of Civil Engineers Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780784409855.

Week Required readings additional readings


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Kanbur, Ravi, and Andy Sumner. “Poor countries or poor people? Development assistance and the new geography of global poverty.” Journal of International Development 24, no. 6 (2012): 686-695.


[FG] Chapters 1, 2 and 9

World Health Organization and UNICEF. “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines.” (2017).



Barrett, M. A., and Steven A. Osofsky. “One Health: Interdependence of people, other species, and the planet.” In Jekel’s Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health, 4th edition (Katz DL, et al., eds.). Saunders, 2013. ISBN: 9781455706587.



[FG] Chapters 6, 19, and 20

Pickford, John. Low-Cost Sanitation: A Survey of Practical Experience. Intermediate Technology Publications Ltd (ITP), 1995. ISBN: 9781853392337.

Chambers, Robert, and Kamal Kar. Handbook on Community-Led Total Sanitation. Institute of Development Studies (UK)/Plan International, 2008.

Shaw, Rod. A Collection of Contemporary Toilet Designs. EOOS and WEDC, Loughborough University, 2014.


[FG] Chapters 22 and 23



Cutler, David, and Grant Miller. “The role of public health improvements in health advances: The twentieth-century United States.” Demography 42, no. 1 (2005): 1-22.

 Swallow, Pamela C. The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards: Pioneer in Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons, 2014. ISBN: 9781118923832.

Whipple, George. “Present status of water purification in the United States and the part that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has played.” In Technology and Industrial Efficiency. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1911, pp. 399–405. [Full text on Google Books]

Vesilind, P. Aarne and Susan Murcott. “Ellen Swallow Richards.” Environmental Engineer 32, no. 4 (1996): 13–18. 

Massachusetts. “On the present condition of certain rivers of Massachusetts.” In Public Documents of Massachusetts 1873 Vols. 30-31. Boston: Secretary of the Commonwealth, 1858, pp. 87–180.


[FG] Chapters 14 and 17

Bartram, Jamie, and Paul Hunter. “Bradley Classification of disease transmission routes for water-related hazards.” In Routledge Handbook of Water and Health. Bartram, J., R. Baum, et al (eds). Routledge, 2015. ISBN: 9781138910072.

3M Petrifilm interpretation guide (PDF)

Howard, Guy, Margaret E. Ince, O. Schmoll, and Michael D. Smith. Rapid Assessment of Drinking-Water Quality: A Handbook for Implementation. World Health Organization, 2012. ISBN: 9789241504683.

Christian, Kira A., A. Danielle Iuliano, et al. “What we are watching—top global infectious disease threats, 2013-2016: An update from CDC’s Global Disease Detection Operations Center.” Health Security 15, no. 5 (2017): 453-462.


[FG] Chapter 24

Woltz, Billy. “MIT recycling rate cut in half due to new contamination levels.” The Tech, October 25, 2018.

Allen, Cecilia, Virali Gokaldas, et al. “On the road to zero waste: Successes and lessons from around the world.” Gaia.


[FG] Chapter 18

Clasen, T. “Household water treatment and safe storage in low-income countries.” In Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures. Selendy, Janine MH (ed). Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN: 9780470527856.

Sima, Laura, and Menachem Elimelech. “Informal small-scale water services in developing countries: The business of water for those without formal municipal connections.” In Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures. Selendy, Janine MH (ed). Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. ISBN: 9780470527856.

Clopeck, Kate. “Ghana’s water women.” Technology Review (November/December 2013): 20–21.


[FG] Chapter 3

Parr, Jeremy, Michael Smith, and Rod Shaw. “Chlorination.” Chapter 46 in UNICEF Cholera toolkit. UNICEF, 2017.

Purifying water during an emergency.” Washington State Department of Health.


Review [FG] Chapter 18

Hauck, Jack E. “Wenham Lake.” Chapter 2 in Treasures of Wenham History. Hamilton-Wenham Library.


Luby, Stephen P., Mubina Agboatwalla, et al. “Effect of handwashing on child health: A randomised controlled trial.” The Lancet 366, no. 9481 (2005): 225-233.

Iyer, Param, Jennifer Sara, et al. “The handwashing handbook. A guide for developing a hygiene promotion program to increase handwashing with soap.” The World Bank, 2005.



No assigned readings



No assigned readings