Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Faculty Advisor

Taylor, Steven S.

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Business

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa

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