ETH Winter School

The Winter School “Engineering for Development” is a novel format at ETH Zurich, offered to advanced students (MSc or PhD) around the world. It consists of a three weeks full-time course in January, including a one week workshop in Emmental. In 2015, the overall topic was water, and one module was “Water and Health”, implemented by Eawag and Skat consulting. During 4 afternoons, a case study of a rural school in Bolivia was presented and the students had to develop external advice to a local NGO who is implementing WASH projects at schools.



Project Period:

January 2015

Services Provided:

Knowledge Sharing, Networking, Training & Capacity Building

  • Technical, methodological and contextual inputs to the ETH Winter School within the module of “Water and Health”

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Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Matthias Saladin

Description of the Project:

Services provided by Skat: Revision and development of curriculum, development of a case study, overseeing the exercises of students, providing expert advice and guiding discussions around WASH at schools.

Objective: Provide expert inputs on WASH in the context of rural Bolivia and schools

Activities: Curriculum development, case study development, overseeing of exercises, providing technical and methodological advice

Results: 1 case study developed with materials for exercises and discussions, 6 students trained, 1 document of recommendations for the implementing NGO produced by the students