D-Lab: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

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.

Course Information

Instructor
Libby Hsu, Susan Murcott
Semester Offered
Fall
Lecture Location
N51-310
Lecture Times
W12-3
Units (credit hours)
3-0-9
Class Size
30 Student
Grading
A/B/C/D/F
Course #
11.474 (G) / EC.715