Archived Versions

11.479 Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Planning in Developing Countries

As taught in: Spring 2005

Pakistani women clad in traditional clothing carrying water in metalic vessels on their heads .

Women carry water 5 kilometers to their homes in Azad and Jammu Kashmir, Pakistan. (Image by Prof. Jennifer Davis.)




Prof. Jennifer Davis

Course Features

Course Description

This course examines the policy and planning for the provision of water supply and sanitation services in developing countries. It reviews available technologies, but emphasizes the planning and policy process, including economic, social, environmental, and health issues. The course incorporates considerations of financing, pricing, institutional structure, consumer demand, and community participation in the planning process. And it evaluates policies and projects in case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe.