Water Brigades at UCLA

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    Water Brigades is a discipline of Global Brigades, the world\\\\\\\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The UCLA chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually.

    Global Water Brigades is powered by groups of students and professionals dedicated to finding and implementing clean water and sanitation solutions. Each of these groups comes on a \\\\\\\"Brigades\\\\\\\" to Honduras to support the development of rural communities.




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UCLA Water Brigades June 2014 Honduras

Volunteer Activity Description
Water Brigade volunteers will spend 7 days in Honduras implementing a water system to prevent water related illnesses in a community with limited access to a sufficient quantity and quality of clean water. Volunteers receive a comprehensive introduction to the water issues by seeing the community\'s current water situation first hand, and meeting and discussing the issues with community members and leaders. With a holistic understanding of the community\'s challenges and the Water Brigades\' solution, volunteers work side-by-side with community members to construct the new water system. Volunteers may work on a piping system, water storage unit, small dam, water treatment unit or another infrastructural project. Additionally volunteers partner with the community\'s Basic Sanitation Committee and provide education and training to proliferate knowledge about proper water use, and proper sanitation and hygiene practices. With a sufficient quantity of properly treated water and proper sanitation and hygiene practices, community members can cut off the connection between water and illness and ultimately live healthier and more productive lives.
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