Environmental Technology in the Developing World

Spring 2019
Spring 2017
Joe Brown
CEE 4350

CEE 4350 seeks to develop practical skills to evaluate environmental technologies in developing countries with a focus on sustainable and healthy communities. The global burden of disease is known to be dominated by a variety of environmental risk factors that include poor air quality (both indoors and outdoors), water borne diseases, and issues related to sanitation; potential solutions involve the application of promising technologies. This class will involve an interdisciplinary approach to the evaluation of and application of technologies, with emphasis on problem-based, hands-on learning. Students will become familiar with key health and environmental problems specific to developing regions; measurement techniques; social, cultural, and economic constraints that apply to design; and the planning and execution of a field project with local colleagues. 

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CoE majors only
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