Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Rachel Hunt, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Rachel Hunt

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Marc Compere

Abstract

In May 2017, the Project Haiti team of two faculty and eleven students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, working together with a professor and translator from the Universite d’Etat d’Haiti, designed and installed a solar-powered water purification system in the village of Drouin, Artibonite Department, Haiti. This region has been at the epicenter of the post-2010 cholera epidemic that has infected hundreds of thousands and killed many thousands. There has been no reliably safe drinking water in the region. The Haitian operators were empowered with ongoing maintenance and operation of the system, as well as the micro-business operations. Partnership with Haitians and the long-term partnering NGO (non-governmental organization) is a critical enabling aspect that improves sustainability of this community development effort.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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Solar-powered Water Purification and Community Development in Haiti's Artibonite Valley

In May 2017, the Project Haiti team of two faculty and eleven students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, working together with a professor and translator from the Universite d’Etat d’Haiti, designed and installed a solar-powered water purification system in the village of Drouin, Artibonite Department, Haiti. This region has been at the epicenter of the post-2010 cholera epidemic that has infected hundreds of thousands and killed many thousands. There has been no reliably safe drinking water in the region. The Haitian operators were empowered with ongoing maintenance and operation of the system, as well as the micro-business operations. Partnership with Haitians and the long-term partnering NGO (non-governmental organization) is a critical enabling aspect that improves sustainability of this community development effort.

 

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