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Papua New Guinea Windmill & Water Project

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Papua New Guinea Water Project

Country or Countries Where Challenge Takes Place: 

Overview

In 2010, approximately 3,000 families in Papua New Guinea were displaced by a new Liquid Natural Gas extraction operation installed by Exxon Mobil.

The extraction operation displaced four distinct tribes, each with their own unique culture and traditions.  These four communities families are now living together in an open encampment just outside of Port Moresby, without access to clean water, sanitation, power, or adequate shelter.

Commodity: 
Water, land, fertile soil, grasses, trees
Custom & Culture: 
Displaced communities, custom, highland traditions, organization, elders
Knowledge: 
Site/property design/layout, water depth, gravity usage, technology implementation
Money: 
From project contributors, crops, market exchange
Technology: 
Windmill, well drilling technology, piping/distribution, holding tanks, Satellite imagery, photography, video, storytelling
Well-Being: 
Currently negative health conditions, aiming for improved health conditions. Currently organized in a displaced persons community, relocating to a community managed property. Healing, cultural rebirth, sharing, stewardship

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