EnACT

Title

The Effects of Water Quality on Water-related Diseases in Developing Countries

LEAD Facilitator

Disha Dureja '22

LEAD Facilitator

Benjamin Weber '22

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Start Date

28-4-2021 9:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 9:35 AM

Abstract

Many people within developing countries die every year from water-related illnesses. Within developing countries, water quality is poor, mainly as a result of loosely regulated human practices. The objective of this paper is to research and analyze the topic of water quality on water-related diseases in third-world countries. Through running t-tests, we searched for differences between pathogens in different water sources. We found that household storages have greater numbers of pathogens than communal wells and there is no statistically significant difference between the amount of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter. Our research can contribute to finding solutions for these issues of poor water quality. Solving the issue of water sanitation will result in fewer deaths for inhabitants of developing countries.

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Apr 28th, 9:15 AM Apr 28th, 9:35 AM

The Effects of Water Quality on Water-related Diseases in Developing Countries

Many people within developing countries die every year from water-related illnesses. Within developing countries, water quality is poor, mainly as a result of loosely regulated human practices. The objective of this paper is to research and analyze the topic of water quality on water-related diseases in third-world countries. Through running t-tests, we searched for differences between pathogens in different water sources. We found that household storages have greater numbers of pathogens than communal wells and there is no statistically significant difference between the amount of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter. Our research can contribute to finding solutions for these issues of poor water quality. Solving the issue of water sanitation will result in fewer deaths for inhabitants of developing countries.