Faculty Advisor

Peet, R. Creighton

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Alexander D.

Center

NAMIBIA / Namibia Project Center

Abstract

Water and waste management are increasingly difficult challenges in today's world, especially in remote areas like the Namib Desert where the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre and Topnaar people reside. Our project recommended ways to improve sustainability of water and waste systems at the Centre by introducing biodegradable detergents and better recycling, and to improve sanitation in the Topnaar settlements through better solid waste management. Our recommendations helped the Centre and the Topnaar achieve sustainability in a sensitive desert environment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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