In much of East Africa water sources are unsafe to drink and must be heated in order to kill
disease-causing bacteria. Individuals generally heat their water to its boiling point (212°F) in
order to ensure the water is safe to drink. However, water is pasteurized at 149°F, well below
boiling temperature. This means individuals unnecessarily waste valuable resources bringing
their water to a full boil before drinking. WAPIs visually indicate water's pasteurization
temperature so that individuals do not have to unnecessarily bring their water all the way to a
boil in order to know their water is safe to drink.
The WAPI Project 2020 will provide WAPIs to individuals in East Africa who have limited
resources and unsafe water sources. The event itself will be held sometime in March and the
completed WAPIs will be sent to East Africa within two months of the event.
Because we have held this event several times before, we will reuse most of the equipment
purchased in past years. Additionally, we will receive funding from UCSD for the room and food
for the event. Our funds will therefore be used to purchase the necessary materials to make the
WAPIs themselves and to ship the completed WAPIs to East Africa. All members who attend
the event assemble the WAPIs and interested club members receive training and instruct others
on WAPI-assembly during the event.
You should include what needs have been identified, how the project will meet those needs, and
the timeline for your project. Please specify what the project funds will be used for and how club
members will be involved.