Project: Drinking water for rural communities and schools based on rainwater storage. A contribution from the technological park of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa.

Project implementation dates: March 2015 to April 2016.

Main implementer organization: ICC (Domestic).

Partner organizations: Town hall of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa and Universidad del Valle Southern Campus (Local).

Official goals: To impulse a system of drinking water provision for communities in the countryside of Southern Guatemala based on rainwater storage, within the framework of an open technological park.

Specific goals:

  1. To design and install demonstrative rainwater harvesting and storage infrastructures.
  2. To transfer technology about water storage through trainings at different levels.
  3. To promote the foundation of small businesses dedicated to trade drinking water.

Location: Several communities of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla.

Funding source: Multicyt – National Secretariat of Science and Technology (SENACYT).

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