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Development of a Drainage Network in Port-au-Prince
Must reflect the expansion of the City

Miglaude Baptist


Geographic focus: Haiti / Port-au-Prince  

Date completed: 2002

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has grown rapidly over the last two decades. However, modernization of sewers and wastewater management has not kept pace with the city’s expansion and represents a serious health and environmental problem. Miglaude Baptist, a student from Port-au-Prince, created a map to show how sewer lines overlay pre- and post-1980 urban area boundaries of the city. Recommendations for improving the drainage network included determining how much water each household needs, extending the network to reach newly urbanized areas, and exploring similar networks built in other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Topics / keywords: Urban Infrastructure; Sewers; Public Health

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