Evaluation, Prognosis and Recommendations based on 40 Rotary projects in Guatemala. The objective is to help ensure that future WASH projects are sustainable. Guatemala’s proximity to the US, beauty, and need have attracted hundreds of Rotary Water and Sanitation (WASH) projects. Rotary projects focus on schools, community wide projects, water treatment, and waste water treatment. Several studies have highlighted project failures due to lack of operation and maintenance. This project will review, analyze, and compare WASH projects throughout
Guatemala. We will randomly select 40 completed Rotary WASH projects in Guatemala. We will choose projects based on their year of completion, type (gravity flow, pumping, community-wide projects, school projects, etc.), number of beneficiaries (10 to 4,000), and cost per beneficiary. Our analysis will determine the important factors on which to focus to facilitate sustainability. The study will also include plans and preliminary engineering designs to improve sustainability in each project.
Cost estimate is $16,000.