Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Project Center

Windhoek, Namibia


Namibia is currently facing a water scarcity crisis, due to physical and social factors. For people living in informal settlements, rainwater harvesting is one way to ameliorate this situation. This project's goal was to use a participatory approach to develop a method for rainwater harvesting within the informal settlements of Windhoek. In addition to implementing a pilot system in the community of Hakahana, we set up a sustainable supply chain to allow residents to construct similar systems on their own.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering