Jiusto, J. Scott
Taylor, Steven S.
CAPETOWN / Cape Town, South Africa Project Program
Stellenbosch Municipality, Liaison David Carolisse
The current top-down, subsidized, government approach to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) provision in South Africa has not been successful. The goal of this project was to establish a framework for the development of innovative, multi-stakeholder, multipurpose, and community- driven WaSH alternatives in Langrug, an informal settlement in the Stellenbosch Municipality. In collaboration with local co-researchers, government and NGO partners, we developed a process for incremental upgrading, constructed an innovative tap, implemented paintings to foster early childhood development in an ablution block, and proposed designs for a future multipurpose hall. The work created a starting point for Langrug to become a centre for global learning and research in WaSH provision.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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