Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU835508
Title: Rain or Shine: Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Dependable, Safe Drinking Water in Rural Guatemala
Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s team has designed and installed a rainwater harvesting system in Guatemala that collects water and safely stores it for the dry season. Working in a rural community, the team also has helped establish community support for local owners and long term maintenance of the system. Their work with the community has led to a model process for establishing systems broadly in other rural areas.
Challenge Area(s): Water