Water is one of the Earth’s most precious resources. This course introduces students interested in sustainable international development and global issues to one of the major challenges we face today: how to provide safe drinking water to 1 billion people and adequate sanitation to 2.6 billion people who currently lack these basic human services? Students will learn the fundamentals of water quality, water borne diseases, and the basic principles of water and wastewater treatment. Our focus is two-fold: how to define and develop a “water ethic” and how to select appropriate and sustainable technologies for providing clean water and improved sanitation in developing countries.
Field ClassCountry: Morocco
Day: 2 - Friday, 23 October