Faculty Advisor

Chiarelli, James A.

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Center

PANAMA / Panama City, Panama

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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