Econ465 Access to Clean Water RD (4)

Econ465 Access to Clean Water RD (4) - Improving Access to...

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Unformatted text preview: Improving Access to Clean Water in Ethiopian Communities Econ 465 John Blackmar Ramy El-refai Michael Frucht Kevin 1 Only 31% of Ethiopian households have access to safe water. Women and children may travel up to 6 hours to retrieve water This water comes from standing groundwater or poorly constructed wells, and is often exposed to outside toxins such as human and animal excreta. Rationale for Intervention 2 Source: UNICEF Dirty water harbors many waterborne diseases, leading to high childhood mortality rates Dehydration from diarrhea alone is responsible for 20,000 child deaths annually in Ethiopia. 3 Source: UNICEF 4 Why Ethiopia? 2 4 6 8 10 12 ved water source (% of population with access) 2 4 6 8 10 12 nternal freshwater resources per capita (cubic m Source: World Bank Indicators Health improvement Mortality rates: Access to clean water can reduce childhood mortality rates by 25 deaths per 1000 children Water sampling: Filtration systems remove...
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Econ465 Access to Clean Water RD (4) - Improving Access to...

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