Chiarelli, James A.
McCauley, Stephen M.
PANAMA / Panama City, Panama
This project assessed the pollution of Rio Burunga in the informal settlements of Arraiján, Panama. Our team conducted water quality tests, held interviews with representatives from the national water utility of Panama (IDAAN), and integrated demographic and infrastructural data, identifying relationships between waste management practices, insufficient wastewater infrastructure and the concentrations of domestic effluent in the river. Our results emphasized the importance of wastewater infrastructure and suggested that wastewater reuse and pollution prevention methods will encourage better waste disposal practices.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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