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The development of water infrastructure in Haiti and the role of the biosand water filter in preventing the spread of waterborne illness

by Rice, Katherine Ann

Abstract

This paper uses an historical lens to contextualize the current water situation in Haiti and the present lack of water infrastructure in the country. Following the 2010 Earthquake, water infrastructure was severely damaged in Port-au-Prince and cholera spread to the country proceeding the earthquake. Point of use water filters have since been used as the most immediate means to ensure quality water within the home and have been prevalent post-earthquake. I began collecting research for this paper in June and July in 2011 in Port-au-Prince, Duchity, and Desab, Haiti. I interviewed 18 households with the help of two Haitians (one translator and one Biosand Filter installer) to learn how Haitian people use Biosand filters in their homes and to learn about the perceptions in improved health due to these filters.

Note

Includes bibliographical references.

Administrative Notes

None

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:5975
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
89 pages : illustrations (some color)
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Price-Smith, Andrew
Department/Program
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Name
bachelor
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Grantor
Colorado College
Date Issued
2012