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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-3 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-3 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introducing Key Facts about Water and Sanitation Services

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Reading
7 videos (Total 77 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Video 0.1: Welcome to AMBS - Fiona Devine7m
Video 1.0: Facts About Water7m
Video 1.1: Global Water and Sanitation Coverage10m
Video 1.2: Infrastructure Coverage (Electricity, Sewerage, Water, Telephone)15m
Video 1.3: Forecasts of Coverage9m
Video 1.4: Conversation with Clarissa Brocklehurst19m
Reading3 readings
More Detail30m
'Conversation' of the week5m
Readings List and Wrap-up10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 115m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Understanding the Political Economy of Water

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Reading
5 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Video 2.2: Types of Vendors, Vendor Prices6m
Video 2.3: Money and Water Flows, Onitsha, Nigeria10m
Video 2.4: An Introduction to Corruption11m
Video 2.5: Corruption in South Asia8m
Reading3 readings
Introduction10m
Moving on...10m
Readings List and Wrap-up10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 215m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Supply-Side Costs of Water and Sanitation Services

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Reading
7 videos (Total 106 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Video 3.1: Solution to Cost Calculation6m
Video 3.2: Cost Components and More on Costs14m
Video 3.3: Costs of Non-Piped Technologies12m
Video 3.4: Condominial sewers, desalination9m
Video 3.5: Conversation with Don Lauria - Part One32m
Video 3.6: Conversation with Don Lauria - Part Two17m
Reading4 readings
Introduction10m
More on costs10m
Interview with Donald T. Lauria10m
Readings List and Wrap-up15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3: Quiz15m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Understanding Demand-Side Issues of Water Supply

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Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Video 4.2: Households With Piped Connections, Price and Income Elasticities8m
Video 4.3: Households With Water Sources Outside the Home5m
Video 4.4: Household Demand for Drinking Water Quality Improvements8m
Video 4.5: Effect of Social Norms on Household Water Use8m
Video 4.6: Conversation with Marc Jeuland29m
Reading3 readings
Introduction10m
Marc Jeuland Interview10m
Readings List and Wrap-up50m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 415m
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Top Reviews

By KMNov 19th 2018

Thank you for taking time to share your knowledge and passions with us. I found this class very informative and sometimes challenging. It made me think about topics from different perspectives.

By JBApr 8th 2018

all good content, though the formatting in the submission box limited, would prefer to just submit PDFs. Other than that, I got a lot out of it. .\n\nThanks

Instructors

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Prof Dale Whittington

Professor
Manchester Business School
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Dr Duncan Thomas

Lecturer
Alliance Manchester Business School

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