31 January 2014

Trip to Honduras: Introduction

From January 3rd to January 18th, a group of 26 students from Cornell travelled across Honduras under the guidance of Professor Monroe Weber-Shirk. Over two weeks, we drove through 9 of the country’s 18 departments, visiting a dozen water treatment plants, community health centers, and meeting the users of the water systems we studied. Our kind drivers put up with our antics while Drew Hart, a Cornell graduate and Engineer working in Honduras, and Antonio Elvir, a local Technician employed by Agua Para El Pueblo, directed and taught us about the country. During the month of February, we will be chronicling our adventures on the AguaClara blog with specific time devoted to our homestays, the people of Agua Para El Pueblo, the plants we visited, and what we all gained from the experience. We hope you enjoy our stories and we are able to communicate just a bit of this unforgettable experience.