The first five sessions of the class were held at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.

Lec # Topics key dates

Introduction to the Class

State of the World's Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

Problem Identification

2 An Introduction to Water Supply and Sanitation Technologies: Guest Speaker: Prof. Susan Murcott
3 How to Define and Measure Access to Water Supply and Sanitation Small group work and oral presentations
4 Goals of W&S Investment: Human Health and Productivity Gains, the Environment
5 The Millennium Development Goals for Water and Sanitation
6 Stakeholder Analysis: Actors in Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning and their Objectives Readings journal entry 1 (optional)
7 Institutional Options for W&S Planning and Policy in Developing Countries: Decentralization, Community Management, Privatization, etc. Readings journal entry 2
8 The Evolution of W&S Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries: Supply versus Demand-oriented Approaches Readings journal entry 3
9 Discussion of Policy Memo 1 Policy memo 1
10 Urban Sanitation Projects with Community Participation: Experiences from Brazil: Guest Speaker: Prof. Earthea Nance, Virginia Tech Readings journal entry 4
11 Providing Water and Sanitation Services to the Poor: Strategies and Obstacles Readings journal entry 5
12 Guest Speaker: Dale Whittington, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
13 Community Participation in Water Supply and Sanitation: Alternative Models and Outcomes Readings journal entry 6
14 Financing and Pricing of Water and Sanitation Services Readings journal entry 7
15 Revisiting the Privatization Debate Readings journal entry 8
16 W&S Planning and the Environment Readings journal entry 9

Discussion of Policy Memo 2

Wrap-up Discussion

Policy memo 2