Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B.

Center

Namibia

Abstract

As Windhoek urbanizes and industrializes, increased pollution threatens the water supply. Our project assisted the city’s Department of Infrastructure, Water & Technical Services by identifying limitations to compliance and determining strategies for improved enforcement of industrial effluent regulations. By gathering information via interviews with personnel from regulatory organizations and industrial operational managers, we found that effective industrial regulation is limited by inefficient communication between regulatory authorities and the inconsequential nature of regulatory enforcement. We developed recommendations for improved enforcement of regulations, improved industrial compliance, increased community involvement, and opportunities for future research.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Project Center

Namibia

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