Social Impact Project for Biological Drink Water Treatment for Rural Acueducto with Micro-Cuenca
Project Description and Impact
This project proposes a pilot to add a bio-technological water treatment system to a typical rural drink water installation in Colombia that is currently functional and provides on average 1,000 M3 drinking water to 160+ families per month, and is administered by the local private cooperative “Acueducto Vereda El Tesoro”
Today, the water is captured and filtered mechanically, but not treated chemically or biologically before being distributed to households. Because of cattle grazing and possible wild animals in the region, the water has shown to be contaminated with E.Coli and other bacteria (ref. needed), and –although relatively clean- is not considered fully safe for consumption, especially for more vulnerable population (small children, pregnant women, elderly and sick).
By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:
- How to apply biological treatment in a real rural setting with diverse land use.
- Learn about life and challenges for local farmers in rural Colombia
- Improve your Spanish!
You will stay in a very nice wooden cabin/house close to the project site and the village of Guatapé and you will have all the comfort and WifI.
- Access to really nice hikes (both walking and biking)
- Access to nearby town, sites and culture.
This project accepts virtual experteers.
About the Hosting Organization
Cooperativa Acuaducto El Tesoro is a Cooperative working on Utilities.