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New collaborative funding - CSD and Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, at the University of North Carolina.

last modified Jan 04, 2017 04:58 PM

The Centre for Sustainable Development and the internationally leading Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health,  at the University of North Carolina led by Professor Jamie Bartram, have secured collaborative funding to develop new joint research projects  and workshops. The focus of the partnership will be to integrate complimentary research programmes and seek to apply evidence-based solutions that partners can apply to reduce exposure to waterborne diseases, with an initial focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Dick Fenner, who will lead the Cambridge team, said this is a welcome opportunity to develop links with colleagues in the USA who have similar goals to ourselves, and will form the basis of a network which will increase the opportunities for dissemination and implementation of our respective work.

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.