Updated Apr 04, 2018
Cusco is a major tourist destination hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year, however theres almost no improvement in Cusco's rural communities last years. Anta district has problems of sanitation and contamination of the Hantunmayo River. Theres almost no wastewater treatment in Anta city, with most of the rural communities relying on agriculture. The project is designed to solve the sanitation problem in the square of Haparquilla, a rural community.
The strategy includes participatory processes in which the rural community engages in all stages of the project: identification of problems, construction, operation and maintenance. This project has two stages: 1) improvement of sanitation in the primary school of the rural community of Haparquilla and 2) improvement of sanitation in the plaza of the rural community of Haparquilla. It focuses on ecosystem-based solutions for the management of wastewater from public spaces of rural communities.