Title of Abstract

The international impact of WASH on Poverty.

Poster Number

13

Submitting Student(s)

Lucy HerpstFollow

Faculty Mentor

Nicholas Moellman, Ph.D.; moellmann@winthrop.edu

College

College of Business Administration

Faculty Mentor

Nicholas Moellman, Ph.D.

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to examine how water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and poverty influence each other. Multiple countries at different developmental levels and gross domestic product (GDP) levels will be compared to see the varying influence on an international level. As aquifers are getting drained, more and more people will be affected by water scarcity. Additionally, 1.7 to 3.1 billion people were affected by water scarcity in 2016. Due to water scarcity some communities have resorted to utilizing fossil water. Fossil water is water that is in an undisturbed aquifer that cannot be replenished. Therefore, in more arid areas usable and accessible water is dwindling as they are forced to use fossil water. Other literature on the subject examines different regions and applies a WASH poverty index. The papers found that there is an inequality of service, and that meeting different sanitation goals improves quality of life. This paper argues that WASH and poverty are correlated and hopes to prove this on an international level rather than looking at a single region.

Course Assignment

ECON 348X - Moellman

Type of Presentation

Poster presentation

Start Date

16-4-2021 11:30 AM

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The international impact of WASH on Poverty.

The goal of this paper is to examine how water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and poverty influence each other. Multiple countries at different developmental levels and gross domestic product (GDP) levels will be compared to see the varying influence on an international level. As aquifers are getting drained, more and more people will be affected by water scarcity. Additionally, 1.7 to 3.1 billion people were affected by water scarcity in 2016. Due to water scarcity some communities have resorted to utilizing fossil water. Fossil water is water that is in an undisturbed aquifer that cannot be replenished. Therefore, in more arid areas usable and accessible water is dwindling as they are forced to use fossil water. Other literature on the subject examines different regions and applies a WASH poverty index. The papers found that there is an inequality of service, and that meeting different sanitation goals improves quality of life. This paper argues that WASH and poverty are correlated and hopes to prove this on an international level rather than looking at a single region.