Faculty Advisor

Addison, W. A.

Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela


Retrieving fresh water in the village of Matenwa, Haiti is a daily challenge for its people. The villagers must travel for hours in order to retrieve water from a cistern. Providing a means of accessing readily available water for the village of Matenwa that is not burdensome is the goal of this project. Bamboo grows on the island and has been used elsewhere globally to help collect and transport water, so this was investigated for Matenwa. A development and implementation plan was proposed.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology