课程信息
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries Part 2 is our second MOOC in a two-part sequence, and looks at ‘Developing Effective Interventions’. Here we invite you to develop analytical skills and deep understanding about a complex, controversial policy problem – one with no simple, easy answers. About half a billion people on our planet still lack access to improved water supplies and about two billion do not have improved sanitation services, leading to an unknown but very large number of avoidable deaths each year from water-related diseases. Millions of dollars are spent on avoidable health care expenditures, and people – mostly women – spend many billions of hours carrying water from sources outside the home. Reducing these costs is a major global challenge for us all in the 21st century. Join us to explore the challenging and complex political, economic, social, and technical dimensions of the policy interventions that donors, national governments and water utilities use to address this challenge. This second MOOC consists of the following seven sessions: • Session 1: Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy interventions. • Session 2: Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols. • Session 3: Water pricing, tariff design and subsidies. • Session 4: Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions. • Session 5: Changing the institutions that deliver water and sanitation services: Privatization in developing countries. • Session 6: Changing institutions: Lessons from the UK water privatization story. • Session 7: Changing institutions: Improving regulation of the water and sanitation sector. Your instructors for this course have worked in and studied this sector for many years. Professor Dale Whittington has worked on water and sanitation policy and planning issues for over 40 years in more than two dozen low and middle-income countries. Dr Duncan Thomas has worked in the UK and European water sectors for 15 years, focusing on overcoming barriers to technological, organizational, regulatory and policy innovations. Please watch this introductory video outlining the course: https://youtu.be/KkBmo3EKkkI
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中级

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完成时间大约为19 小时

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy intervention

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Reading
6 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading
Video6 videos
Video 1-0 Introducing the role of ancient instincts6m
Video 1-1 Ancient instincts 1: State and public rejection of water policy proposals12m
Video 1-2 Ancient instincts 2: Examples11m
Video 1-3 Ancient instincts 3: Water-related18m
Video 1-4 Ancient instincts 4: Water policy-related12m
Reading1 readings
Introduction and how our ‘ancient instincts’ affect water policy interventions10m

2

Section
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3 hours to complete

Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols

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Reading
6 videos (Total 141 min), 1 reading
Video6 videos
Video 2-1 Four types of planning protocols commonly used around the world16m
Video 2-2 Demand-driven planning: Designing for community preferences and affordability8m
Video 2-3 Do demand-driven planning protocols work? Evidence from Bolivia, Ghana and Peru16m
Video 2-4 When do participatory, demand-driven approaches work best? Evidence from a World Bank study8m
Video 2-5 Conversation between Arif Hasan and Diana Mitlin on participation21m
Reading1 readings
Planning better policy interventions: Roles, features and examples of planning protocols10m

3

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2 hours to complete

Roles, features and problems of water pricing, tariff design and subsidies

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Reading
9 videos (Total 103 min), 1 reading
Video9 videos
Video 3-1 What are the objectives of tariff design?17m
Video 3-2 Possible types of tariff structures18m
Video 3-3 Current tariff structures in low and middle-income countries7m
Video 3-4 Problems with increasing block tariffs (IBTs)14m
Video 3-5 Designing and targeting subsidies in the water and sanitation sector in LDCs11m
Video 3-6 Distribution of subsidies in Chile and Colombia6m
Video 3-7 Evidence on subsidy schemes in Chile and Colombia8m
Video 3-8 Designing improved water subsidy schemes10m
Reading1 readings
Roles, features and problems of water pricing, tariff design and subsidies10m

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4 hours to complete

Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions

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Reading
9 videos (Total 193 min), 1 reading
Video9 videos
Video 4-1 Information treatment Case 1: In-house water quality testing18m
Video 4-2 Information treatment Case 2: Information provision via water bills and evidence from OWASA, Chapel Hill, USA11m
Video 4-3 Information treatment Case 3: Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)17m
Video 4-4 Information treatment Case 3: Evidence from CLTS in Mali, West Africa7m
Video 4-5 Information treatment Case 4: Information provision via water bills in Jerico, Colombia13m
Video 4-6 Information treatment Case 4: UN Declaration on the Human Right to Water8m
Video 4-7 Conversation with Barbara Evans on CLTS41m
Video 4-8 Conservation with Kamal Kar on CLTS (in 7 parts)4m
Reading1 readings
Providing information to households and communities to improve water and sanitation conditions10m

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2 hours to complete

Changing the institutions that deliver water and sanitation services: Privatization in lesser developing countries

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Reading
8 videos (Total 119 min), 1 reading
Video8 videos
Video 5-1 The seven main types of PPP deal structures15m
Video 5-2 Some challenges of PPPs from the private operator’s perspective9m
Video 5-3 Do PPPs improve performance? Evidence from a World Bank study8m
Video 5-4 Comparative experiences with PPPs in the water and sanitation sector: China versus India9m
Video 5-5 Conversation with Wu Xun on privatization in China and India16m
Video 5-6 Conversation with Leong Ching on the devil’s shift in water privatization in Jakarta, Indonesia24m
Video 5-7 Conversation with Eduardo Araral on water privatization in Manila, Republic of the Philippines25m
Reading1 readings
Changing the institutions that deliver water and sanitation services: Privatization in lesser developing countries10m

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2 hours to complete

Changing institutions: Lessons from the UK water privatization story

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Reading
7 videos (Total 113 min), 1 reading
Video7 videos
Video 6-1 The historical setting and promises of the UK privatization programme20m
Video 6-2 Why full divestiture for the England and Wales water industry? Four prerequisites25m
Video 6-3 Determining a sale price for the England and Wales water industry12m
Video 6-4 Some outcomes of UK water privatization, part 1: Good news9m
Video 6-5 Some outcomes of UK water privatization, part 2: Bad news20m
Video 6-6 Some outcomes of UK water privatization, part 3: Unclear future?19m
Reading1 readings
Changing institutions: Lessons from the UK water privatization story10m

7

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9 hours to complete

Changing institutions: Improving regulation of the water and sanitation sector

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Reading
18 videos (Total 356 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video18 videos
Video 7-1 UK water regulation 1: The original vision25m
Video 7-2 UK water regulation 2: Evolution in practice, 1989 to 201630m
Video 7-3 UK water regulation 3: Innovation and future challenges17m
Video 7-4 Conservation with Stephen Littlechild on inventing the UK regulatory model38m
Video 7-5 Conservation with Regina Finn on reforming UK water regulation49m
Video 7-6 The case of Phnom Penh, Cambodia10m
Video 7-7 Part 2 MOOC Overall Wrap-up2m
Part 1: Definitions and terminology: ‘Virtual water’, publishing it and its critiques; blue, green, big and small water; problem-sheds and watersheds; valuing labour, land and water27m
Part 2: Global ‘virtual water’ solutions for agricultural ‘big water’ and local solutions for urban ‘small water’19m
Part 3: Politics, risks and communities around water and food security: Water, environmental and financial accountants; food producers, markets and consumers8m
Part 4: Global trends in water and food: Food security, population, virtual water trade, international relations and peace8m
Part 5: New technologies and approaches for global challenges around water scarcity: Urban water recycling and desalination in Israel7m
Part 6: Ancient instincts, entitlement to water, privatisation, and remaining unaware of ‘big water’ in food6m
Part 7: ‘Virtual water’ as an inter-disciplinary innovation for water policy and water politics7m
Part 8: Water metrics for ‘virtual water’: Origins, uptake and impact of water footprinting9m
Part 9: Professor Allan’s university working conditions when ‘virtual water’ was invented and adopted5m
Part 10: Professor Allan’s advice for students to become creative, courageous, well-read and effective water policy researchers13m
Reading3 readings
Session 7: Changing institutions: Improving regulation of the water and sanitation sector10m
Video interview with Professor Tony Allan10m
Addendum to video narrative10m

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