|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2011|
University of South Florida
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive experience(s) offered by the institution:
Engineers Without Borders at USF is currently engaging in an effort to develop a clean water supply for an underdeveloped community in the Dominican Republic. The goal of this project, titled “Water for Miches”, is to bring clean water to the 500 residents of Miramar in the Dominican Republic. Miramar is a community within Miches, in the province of El Seibo, one of the poorest provinces in the Dominican Republic. Currently, the residents of Miramar have no established water source. Many gather water flowing from fractures in a distant water tower, despite this untreated water being a source of disease and unsuitable to meet the needs of these families. The purpose of our project is to design and install a potable water source in Miramar capable of meeting World Health Organization (WHO) standards by providing 20 liters of clean water per day to each of these 500 people.
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