Water Scarcity in Kenya: Decentralized Desalination Using Renewable Energy
This program will tackle the global challenge of water scarcity by harnessing solar power to desalinate water in rural and peri-urban communities in Kenya. Students will partner with Austin-based nonprofit Give Power and South Eastern Kenya University to implement decentralized desalination systems, while also examining the socioeconomic impacts of solar water farms.
Faculty team members:
- Manish Kumar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering
- Lucy Atkinson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Stan Richards School of Advertising, Moody College of Communication
- Patrick Bixler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
- South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya