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First Advisor

Svetlana Nikitina

Date

2008

Abstract

A village in Sierra Leone finds itself at the mercy of nature all year round. The two major problems faced by the community are poor road conditions and a shortage of clean water. Our project confronts both of these issues simultaneously in order to improve the villagers’ standard of living, educational opportunities and overall health. Redesigning the village’s roadways by utilizing laterite-aggregate concrete in the paving process would allow for increased trade and access to services. By incorporating water collection canals and a purification system into this design our project ensures better opportunities for farming, prosperity and disease prevention.

Keywords

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Kamba Village, Sierra Leone: Pathways to a Better Future: Sustainable Design to Water and Roadways


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