PUBH 385: Impact of Clean Water - Honduras
- Location: Honduras
- Dates: TBA
- Cost: $2,000 (estimate)
Students in this course will address the lack of sustainable systems by helping to implement new filter systems on site and studying communities to quantify the impact of clean water on health.
Rural communities in Honduras must rely on localized systems for clean water, usually point-of-use filtration. Students in this course will address the lack of sustainable systems by helping to implement new filter systems on site and studying communities to quantify the impact of clean water on health. Students will learn how the availability of clean water relates to nutrition, poverty, life expectancy, education, employment, and income of the local community. Students will discern the nature of the problem regarding clean water availability on a local, national, and global level; and wrestle with potential solutions to this pervasive and complex problem. Students will discuss the role of clean water in promoting equity, and access to clean water as a basic human right. Students will integrate various disciplines together to propose sustainable solutions that are culturally appropriate. Travel costs will be paid for through a grant to the Clean Water Institute of Calvin University. This course satisfies the core tags for Environmental Sustainability and Global Regions and Cultures. Furthermore, this course meets CCEQ (Contemporary Challenges and Enduring Questions) core criteria.
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