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(s)
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