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Klees, Rita Claire Scholar In Residence

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Research

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  • International development and engineering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Sustainable Systems

keywords

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries, international development policy and practice

Teaching

courses taught

  • ATLS 5210 - Global Development I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to the theories and policy of international development. Examines the role of multilateral agencies, foundations, aid organizations, corporate entities and academia in development as both an industry and a research field. Focuses on development movements and their outcomes, the inter-related nature of development and its effect on policies and programs, and critiques.
  • CVEN 5919 - Sustainable Community Development 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Focuses on the fundamental tools necessary to address sustainable community development projects in low-income communities (LICs). Topics include: human development, sustainable development, and presentation of an integrative and participatory framework for development projects in LICs. The framework consists of a combination of development and engineering project management tools. Framework is illustrated through case studies and student-driven team projects.
  • CVEN 5939 - Sustainable Community Development Field Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Provides a supervised in-field practicum experience in which the student applies theories and concepts learned in CVEN 5919 and CVEN 5929.
  • CVEN 5969 - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies the fundamentals behind effective hygiene and remediation processes and engineering solutions developed/designed for specific international problems. Approaches to hygiene, clean water and sanitation in lesser industrialized countries often demand alternative solutions to those developed for industrialized societies. Explores issues and solutions developed to tackle these problems. Recommended prerequisites: CVEN 3424 and CVEN 3414.

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