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W.A.T.E.R.: West African Technology, Eduacation, and Reciprosity By Bradley Striebig
eBook (ePub): $1.99
"In the age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind to even his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference." -... More > Rachel Carson The water crisis in sub-Saharan Africa is critical. Lack of clean water is the leading reason that hospital beds in Africa are full, and yet most who are sick from bad water cannot seek medical attention. Addressing the shortage of clean water in developing nations will take investments of money, time, and resources. Seventeen students traveled to Benin in West Africa. They trained staff at the Songhai Center in Porto-Novo how to make effective drinking water filters. This is just one of many stories about innovative ways of tackling the water crisis - all of the successful stories involve leadership, community building and personal sacrifice.< Less
Water In Benin By Susan Norwood & Bradley Striebig
eBook (PDF): $4.99
BLACK & WHITE PRINT EDITION. Benin is a country of approximately 8.5 million people. Nearly a third of this population lacks access to water that is fit to drink. Bacteria caused water-related... More > diseases are the leading cause of childhood mortality in the developing world resulting in nearly 6,000 deaths each day. The Songhai Center has produced more than 400 drinking water filters and continues to work with JMU and GU to improve the manufacturing process, improve health education in Benin and create effective marking plans to bring these filters into homes in local communities. This book documents a small first step in the development of water treatment technologies, health education, and incorporation of a holistic approach to improving the health of the average Benineese citizen.< Less

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