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Worldwide there are 1.1 billion people who do not have a way to get clean drinking water. Every year, 1.8 million people die from diarrheal disease, and it is estimated that 88% can be attributed to the lack of clean drinking water[1]. This project will partner with the non-profit organization Clean Water for the World which provides simple water filtration systems to communities in need of clean water. Our major objective is to provide the Kyeamekrom community in the Brong-Ahafo region of Ghana with a clean, safe, drinkable water source. In order to do this our goal is to create a surface water pump made entirely of locally available materials that will interface with the Clean Water for the World filtration system.

Publication Details

  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: University of Michigan