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GPS_2011_GRAND_Clean_Water_to_Prevent_Pandemics

Date

2011

Abstract

Residents in Rhumsiki, Cameroon have water problems. Seasonal rainfall provides inconsistent amounts of water. But of even greater concern is the danger of water-borne diseases. Our project focused on providing a steadier supply of water, and cleaning the dirty water from all of the sources to prevent people in Rhumsiki from getting fatal infectious diseases like cholera. After researching we came up with three possible solutions for cleaning the water: Lifestraw, Lifesaver bottle, and SODIS (SOlar water DISinfection); and one possible solution for extracting water from existing wells: The solar water pump. The least expensive of the filtration technologies is SODIS, so our recommendation for Rhumsiki is to implement this process.

Keywords

Grand Challenges

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Course

Grand Challenges

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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Clean Water to Prevent Pandemics in Rhumsiki, Cameroon


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