For the first time in 2014, Prof. Dale Whittington, along with Duncan Thomas of Waterstink, offered a free, massive open online course (MOOC) on global water and sanitation issues. This ‘Part 1’ water MOOC ran for one cohort as a scheduled programme, and 17,000 people signed up to take it from around 190 countries.
This free MOOC, and a companion ‘Part 2’ are now available for you to take ‘on demand’, as and when you have the time to study these two MOOCs. Here are the links:
- Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 1: Understanding Complex Problems
- Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2: Developing Effective Interventions
Here’s the Part 1 trailer:
And here’s the Part 2 trailer:
Video lectures from these two MOOCs will also shortly be up on YouTube (and will appear in our regular posts soon).
You’re also very welcome to read our archived ‘Waterstink’ related features from Roger and Duncan in 2012, available online in Utility Week:
- 20 Apr 2012 (online 25 Apr), Same old story (Duncan and Roger)
- 3 Feb 2012 (online 8 Feb), Don’t just talk about water success, achieve it (Duncan)
There’s also Roger and Duncan’s evidence submissions on UK water policy reform that date back to 2008:
You’re welcome as well to visit our Waterstink channel on YouTube (where’s we starting a new Water Stuff video series). You can also follow us on Twitter (@waterstink) and of course feel free to keep an eye on who we are following.
There are also some interesting water-related organisations and water bloggers we recommend (please note these links come and go, and we are not responsible for external sites’ content):