The Impact of Clean Water: Honduras

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  • Location: Honduras
  • Dates: May 4-May 25, 2022
  • Cost: $3,200 program fee, plus reduced summer tuition rate of $575 per credit hour (estimate)

Explore the challenges of clean water availability on a local, national, and global level, and wrestle with potential solutions to this pervasive and complex problem.

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 surveying 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 also 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 for the Clean Water Institute of Calvin University.

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Cost

$3,200 program fee, plus reduced summer tuition rate of $575 per credit hour (estimate)

This program is $3,200 program fee, plus reduced summer tuition rate of $575 per credit hour.

Airfare is included in the listed cost.

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Douglas Vander Griend

Douglas Vander Griend

Director, Clean Water Institute; Professor of Chemistry
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Kristen Alford

Kristen Alford

Associate Professor, Public Health Program Director
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Erica Boldenow

Erica Boldenow

Assistant Professor
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Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
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