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Considering the Possibility and Practice of Global Citizenship

Water and Global Citizenship

Posted by bklunk on April 8, 2009

Water Supply and Development Projects in West Africa – University of the Pacific

Dave and Dana Dornsife will discuss their water supply and development projects in West Africa – projects conducted in conjunction with World Vision and the Hilton Foundation. The presentation will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 in the Presidents Room (Anderson Hall).  

While it can take 6 months to 2 years to dig a well by hand, with equipment and the team they have assembled, the Dornsifes have reduced this clean water delivery time to 2-3 weeks.  These projects also focus on protecting the source water to prevent water-borne diseases, using appropriate technology,  and considering sustainability and local culture to ensure project success.

Dave and Dana Dornsife are active with World Vision, an international humanitarian agency, working on micro enterprise and literacy in Mauritania, West Africa.  In partnership with The Hilton Foundation and World Vision they are doing water well drilling in Ghana, Mali, Niger and Ethiopia.  Additional water well drilling will begin in Zambia in September 2009.

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science.

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