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CEE 4561 Environmental Engineering in an International Context II

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  • Instructor: Monroe Weber-Shirk
  • Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: 265 Hollister
  • Phone: 607 216 -8445
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Lecture: F 3:35 - 4:25 HLS 401

Spring (multi-semester). 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: CEE 4560. Permission of instructor required. Satisfies Liberal Arts Requirement. Students selected by application. This is the second part of a multi-semester course. Students who took CEE 4560, must take CEE 4561 to complete the course and receive a grade.

The course connects the themes of culture, society, and water infrastructure in the context of the global south. The goal of the course is to offer students an experiential learning experience, working with AguaClara partner organizations and civil society organizations in emerging markets and economically disadvantaged communities. Students will learn about the challenges and opportunities of creating sustainable infrastructure, institutional networks, and technical backstopping for water, sanitation, and hygiene. Students synthesize the readings and their observations to develop a clearer understanding of the challenges of cross cultural collaboration designed to make the world a better place.

Outcome 1: Develop an appreciation for the role of respectful relationships and win/win/win interactions in the creation of collaborative networks.

Outcome 2: Develop a clearer understanding of the challenges and complexity of cross cultural collaboration designed to make the world a better place.

Outcome 3: Develop the ability to analyze Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Interventions for common failure modes that include issues of technology, economics, governance, user preferences, and institutional capacity.

Outcome 4: Develop the capacity to observe, document those observations, separate inference from observation, and reflect at a deeper level.

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