Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Jiusto, J. Scott

Center

Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

Inadequate sanitation takes the lives of hundreds of residents in informal settlements every year in Cape Town, South Africa. Our initiative resulted in the development of a communal water facility that addresses issues pertaining to this matter. Through direct interaction with community members, city officials, and thorough field observation, a facility was designed to alleviate unhealthy living conditions through a peri-urban upgrading process that promotes cost effectiveness, sustainability, and ecologically friendly principles.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Project Center

Cape Town, South Africa

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