D-Lab: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Photo of a bag with medical supplies.

Kits like these can be used to test for E. coli and total coliform counts to improve sanitation and hygiene. (Image courtesy of the course instructors.)


MIT Course Number

EC.715 / 11.474

As Taught In

Fall 2019


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

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Course Description

This course focuses on disseminating Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or water/environment innovations in developing countries and underserved communities worldwide. It 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.

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Libby Hsu, and Susan Murcott. EC.715 D-Lab: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Fall 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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