WATER in Benin, 2009
An educational program in sustainable development
by Bradley Striebig and Susan Norwood
Worldwide, an estimated 6,000 people, mostly children, die each and every day from water related disease. There are affordable and efficient methods to provide clean water even in the most remote parts of the world. Together we can help those in need learn how to access clean water.
The W.A.T.E.R. program is a partnership in health, engineering, and sustainable development between James Madison University, Gonzaga University and the Songhai Center in Porto Novo, Benin. Each year the project partners work together, providing training, resources, and appropriate technology that together improve access to clean water and knowledge about the importance of clean water to human health.
Dr. Bradley A. Striebig is an associate professor of Engineering at James Madison University. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Penn State University, where he was the head of the Environmental Technology Group at the Applied research Laboratory. He has worked on various water development projects throughout the US as well as in Benin and Rwanda. He continues to work to document sustainable development in this one world.