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Freetown Sierra Leone Distributed Water Management

June 22, 2019

In 2017 The Millennium Challenge Corporation issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Annual Program Statement (APS) to request partnership applications related to several technical areas. MCC received a concept note from a the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mortenson Center in Global Engineering in response to the high frequency monitoring...

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Sustainable WASH Systems

Sustainable service delivery remains a huge challenge in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector. Achieving sustainable WASH, as defined by USAID, is when country partners and communities take ownership of the service, and there are local systems to deliver inputs to maintain results and deliver impacts beyond the life of...

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System Dynamics Applications

Project Lead: Bernard Amadei According to the Systems Dynamics Society*, system dynamics is a computer-aided approach to policy analysis and design. It applies to dynamic problems arising in complex social, managerial, economic, or ecological systems — literally any dynamic systems characterized by interdependence, mutual interaction, information feedback, and circular causality...

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Engineers deliver water filters, cookstoves to improve health in Rwanda

June 3, 2019 A large-scale program to deliver water filters and portable biomass-burning cookstoves to Rwandan homes reduced the prevalence of reported diarrhea and acute respiratory infection in children under 5 years old by 29% and 25%, respectively, according to new findings published today in the journal PLOS Medicine ...