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Racancój speaks about potable water systems in Guatemala

OCTOBER 8, 2012
by Tina Underwood, Contributing Writer

Victor Racancój, board president Agua del Pueblo (AdP), will speak Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. in 104 Hipp Hall. AdP is a non-profit technical assistance institution providing potable water and sanitation programs to more than 700 Guatemalan communities, covering 20 percent of the country’s rural population. The session is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Global Sustainability Club.

Racancój will speak about Esperanza San Antonio, the town receiving $25,000 raised by Furman students and the Duke Endowment through the First Annual Water Walk last May. He will also speak about the upcoming May-X: Global Sustainability in Guatemala.

Racancój, a well-known Mayan leader of highland Guatemala, is a member of the economics faculty of San Carlos University. Founded in 1678, San Carlos University enrolls more than 140,000 students.  For more information about the session, contact Bruce Clemens at 864-236-8982.

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