Faculty Advisor

Davis, Paul W.

Faculty Advisor

deWinter, Jennifer

Center

BANGKOK / Bangkok Projects Program

Abstract

Ban Thad, a village in rural northeastern Thailand, experiences drought and significant economic migration during its dry season. This project recommends appropriate actions to the Population and Community Development Association for improving farmers' water access and income generating capabilities. Through community participation and semi-structured interviews, we determined that a solar-cell powered water distribution system would be socially appropriate for Ban Thad if sponsorship is provided, crop maintenance is not labor-intensive, and connection to individual fields is simple and affordable.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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