Our project supported the work of the Empresa Pública Municipal de Telecomunicaciones, Agua Potable, Alcantarillado, y Saneamiento de Cuenca (ETAPA-EP) to protect water sources in Quingeo, Ecuador. We designed a set of strategies to promote awareness among three groups in Quingeo about the impacts of common cattle ranching practices on the water supply. We conducted interviews and collected survey data from two different communities to understand the audiences' perceptions of these practices. The data revealed that the community members are unaware of the factors that promote harmful ranching practices and of better alternatives. We proposed and tested community outreach activities and provided recommendations to ETAPA about how to continue promoting awareness in Quingeo.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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