Document Type


Date of Award

Summer 8-31-2009

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering Management - (M.S.)


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

First Advisor

Jay N. Meegoda

Second Advisor

Athanassios K. Bladikas

Third Advisor

Sanchoy K. Das


The objective of this thesis was to present the necessary steps to help a town in Haiti develop an organization focused on improving their water quality. It goes through the technology needed to create the organization and explains the procedures for implementing a charitable project in a foreign country. A narrative of the student project in Milot, Haiti, where students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Engineers Without Borders Chapter implemented a water purification project, explains the course of action that was taken and gives an example of a successful project. A summary of Haiti and its history paints a picture of the environment and culture, where the project took place and gives some incite into the Haitian mindset to evaluate the potential success and failure of the implementation of a sustainable development project in Haiti.