IGA-435: Water and Development

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: John Briscoe


Day Time Location
First Day 1/27
Meet Day M/W 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM L130


Societies blessed with reliable, adequate supplies of good quality water have developed better than societies not so blessed. In order to provide adequate water security, societies invest in infrastructure and institutions to manage water resources more effectively, and to provide better water services. The course will explore the paths taken by now-rich countries and examine the consequences for human well-being, and will assess what is and what is not relevant from this experience for developing countries. Discussions will be organized around real-world case studies in which the instructor has been an active participant. The course will take an interdisciplinary view and employ tools of history, hydrology, engineering, economics, political science, and epidemiology.

Also offered by the School of Public Health as EH 524 and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as Engineering Sciences 260.