D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health

Diorama of a grassy park and trees with water in front.

A diorama demonstrating water runoff and absorption created by students as their final project. Image by MIT OCW. 


MIT Course Number

EC.719 / EC.789

As Taught In

Spring 2019


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health is a project-based, experiential, and transdisciplinary course. Together with peers and experts, we will explore the vitally important interface of water, climate change, and health. This course addresses mitigation and adaptation to climate change as it pertains to water and health. Water-borne illness, malnutrition, and vector-borne diseases represent the top three causes of morbidity and mortality in regions of our focus. Students submit a term project, setting the stage for a lifelong commitment to communicating climate science to a broad public.

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Susan Murcott, and Juliet Simpson. EC.719 D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health. Spring 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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