Up in the Air: Understanding Vulnerability When Toilets Fly


SESYNC has selected this case study as an exemplary S-E synthesis case study.

The goal of this case study is to encourage students to develop an appreciation for systems thinking through the construction of a conceptual model of household vulnerability in Uganda. Students will work in small teams to review vulnerability literature and studies focused on Uganda.  Students will then use that information to construct a concept map that highlights the linkages among multiple variables and identify points of intervention that are effective in reducing household vulnerability and improving coping capacity to various stressors.

Amy Krakowka Richmond
Suzanne Pierce
Gautam Sethi