Our program within the Columbia University Chapter of Engineers without Borders (CU-EWB) works with the village of Obodan, Ghana to improve sanitation and access to water resources while focusing on developing methods to convert waste to energy via source-separated latrines. This innovative latrine separates liquid and solid waste, allowing the waste to decompose naturally without... Keep reading
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The student chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA Columbia University began working in Obodan, Ghana in 2004 with a focus on water and sanitation projects. The program has previously helped the community build two latrines and is now planning to implement a water distribution system and more source-separating latrines in the summer of 2011. This source-separated latrine project was funded through the EPA\'s P3 Competition and our faculty adviser Professor Kartik Chandran.