Water Crisis in Haiti

by: Diamond, Corin, and Rosa


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The population is 10, 461, 409 (2014)

Three Statistics

  1. 70 percent does not have direct access to potable water.
  2. Only 55.2 percent of the population has access to an improved water source
  3. Around 54 percent of the population lives on less than US$1 a day and 78 percent on less than US$2 (2001 data)

Summary of the problem

In Haiti there is a big problem. In 2010, a massive 7.0 earthquake damaged the water wells. Since the water wells are damaged it makes it harder to collect water. Some people get their water from rivers. But the rivers are now garbage filled. This makes the people of haiti get waterborne diseases. The water is so dirty it can either kill you or make you sick. The waterborne illnesses kill more than half the population each year.

Summary of possible solutions

Although there is a BIG problem there is also a BIG solution. I suggested to reduce population but its not the governments decision to tell a person how many children they can have. So we came up with an idea that everyone agreed with. in each city there is a water tower that water tower holds all the water we drink, bathe, and clean with. the water come from the rain. The U.S.could donate money to Haiti to help build the water towers . Since they live in the Carribean it rains more than usual. That way they have clean water and its harder to damage.