Understanding water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges and innovations in developing countries and underserved communities worldwide.
Structured around field-based learning, case studies, lectures, and videos in which teams propose an idea and are mentored through the process of bringing that innovation to fruition.
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.
Guest lectures on specific real-world WASH and water/environment projects which have been disseminated by MIT faculty, students, alumni, and others. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.