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Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems

University of Manchester via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Environmental Science
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 8-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 6 weeks long

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Overview

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Our course explores what can be done to solve the complex problem that half a billion people worldwide do not have improved water supplies and two billion do not have improved sanitation. We look forward to you joining us. We want to help you develop the skills you need to address this major global challenge of the 21st century.

Our course has informative video lectures and guest interviews with leading water policy scholars and practitioners. We will provide you with discussion forum topic prompts, which will invite you to engage with other learners from around the globe. Our MOOC will also ask you to attempt weekly quizzes and a challenging assignment that tackles a real water and sanitation problem in a difficult setting.

Please watch this trailer: https://youtu.be/Q-HmaCZNd0k

Syllabus

Introducing Key Facts about Water and Sanitation Services


Understanding the Political Economy of Water


Supply-Side Costs of Water and Sanitation Services


Understanding Demand-Side Issues of Water Supply


Exploring Health Benefits and Climate Change Issues


Development Paths for Water and Sanitation Services


Taught by

Dale Whittington and Duncan Thomas

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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I think the above course is very satisfactory especially for professionals in developing settings and there is a wealth of information and an opportunity to exchange ideas. The only unfortunate bit is that the course does not run frequently, for instance i have been looking out for it for more than 1 year now. There is need for another session pretty soon, as the demand is present. I am currently attending a world bank course on water and sanitation and a lot have shown interest.
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Thur S
5.0 a month ago
Thur is taking this course right now.
This course will help me in my career especially coming from a developing country like Liberia which i intent to help create a safe environment for our people.
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Ramadhani M
5.0 6 months ago
Ramadhani is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I have bachelor degree in environmental planning and management,this course will help me in my job.sanitation is every thing in our life
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