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In Santiago del Estero, in northern Argentina, 46% of the population must travel to obtain water. The underground layers are contaminated with arsenic and this problem hinders health, family farming and economies, restricting local development. In the words of local people this is one of the most urgent priorities. The project consisted of the construction of 75 rainwater supply systems in three rural areas, providing safe water to 430 people. The differential was the participatory construction methodology and the use of local resources to guarantee long-term sustainability and encourage community development.
Engineers Without Borders Argentina
Capital Federal, Argentina
Santiago del Estero, Argentina