Posted on by Peter Nugent
The following article was written by Hannah Riordan.
The dry season in the region of Tabora, western Tanzania can last up to 8 months, often leaving the locals with no other option than to buy water or collect it from nearby wells. This inconvenient situation results in large amount of infections by water-borne diseases.
In 2009, an ambitious team of engineering undergraduates (including some of our very own department!) was sent out to the area to construct sustainable rainwater storage tanks using local resources, while engaging the...