Courses Taught by Jenna Davis

CEE 265D: Water & sanitation in developing countries

Economic, social, political, and technical aspects of sustainable water supply and sanitation service provision in developing countries. Case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Service pricing, alternative institutional structures including privatization, and the role of consumer demand and community participation in the planning process. Environmental and public health considerations, and strategies for serving low-income households. Limited enrollment because of substantial discussion component. Permission of instructor required; interested students should complete the application form here. Next offered in Spring 2018.


ENVRES 320: Design of environmental research

Required core course restricted to first year E-IPER Ph.D. students. Research design options for causal inference in environmentally related research. Major philosophies of knowledge and how they relate to research objectives and design choices. Identification of critical elements within a broad range of research designs. Evaluation of the types of research questions for which different designs are suited, emphasizing fit between objectives, design, methods, and argument. Development of individual research design proposals, including description and justification understandable to a non-specialist. Enrollment limited to E-IPER students; requires permission of instructor. Limited enrollment; permission of instructor required. Winter quarter.



CEE 70Q: Water, Public Health, and Engineering

Preference to sophomores. Linkages between water, wastewater and public health, with an emphasis on engineering interventions. Topics include the history of water and wastewater infrastructure development in the U.S. and Europe; evolution of epidemiological approaches for water-related health challenges; biological and chemical contaminants in water and wastewater and their management; and current trends and challenges in access to water and sanitation around the world. How to identify ways in which freshwater contributes to human health; exposure routes for water- and sanitation-illness; how to classify these illnesses by pathogen type and their geographic distribution; how to identify the health and economic consequences of water- and sanitation-related illnesses; costs and benefits of curative and preventative interventions; and how to interpret data related to epidemiological concepts. No previous experience in engineering is required. NOTE: Not offered in 2017-2018 academic year.



CEE 277F: Advanced field methods in water, health & development

Field methods for assessing household stored water quality, hand contamination, behaviors, and knowledge related to water, sanitation, and health. Participation in research project in developing country field site. Limited enrollment. Consent of instructors required.



CEE 375A: Water, climate & health (with Prof. Alexandria Boehm)

This class is focused on current research at the water, climate, and human health nexus. We review the most recent climate-change projections from the IPCC and discuss their implications for water access and human health, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. Each student leads at leasat one class discussion and writes a research proposal for a novel investigation in the water/climate/health area. Limited enrollment. Consent of instructors required. NOTE: Not offered in 2017-2018 academic year.