Skip to main content

Module

CEG8107 : Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Thomas Curtis
  • Lecturer: Professor David Graham, Dr Paul Sallis, Dr James Bathurst, Dr Anke Neumann
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To provide insight into water supply, sanitation, hygiene and disease in developing countries, examples of appropriate water resource and environmental engineering interventions, and an introduction to relevant social, economic and institutional issues.

The module centres on addressing water and sanitation needs in developing countries, and includes the following main topics and cross-cutting issues.

Main topics: Disease; Sanitation (on-site, sewerage, treatment, re-use); Water (resources, treatment, provision); Hygiene; Drainage; Solid waste management.

Cross-cutting issues: Appropriate technology; social issues; institutional issues; rural, peri-urban and urban issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

Typical lectures and case studies (may change from year to year):
Module introduction
Appropriate technology
Disease and epidemiology
Water resources in arid areas
Low cost water supply technologies
On-site sanitation
Low cost sewerage
Community participation case studies
Urban drainage
Solid waste management
Water and sanitation sector reform
Low cost household water treatment
NGOs in water, sanitation and hygiene

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable