Project Name: Eucaliptus Hydraulic Water System Model Design

  • Destination: Eucaliptus, Bolivia
  • Project Type: Design of hydraulic water system model
  • Project Leader: Luz Hurtado
  • Project Duration: 14 days
  • Possible dates: Nov. 20 – Dec. 2, 2017
  • Approximate cost: $1,355 (cost does not include airfare and visa)
  • Deposit required: A $250 deposit is required upon selection
  • 5 Technical positions available:
    • 1 Hydraulic Engineer with experience in modeling, WaterCAD, Epanet or similar
    • 1 Civil Engineer P.E. with experience in hydraulic design and modeling software
    • 1 Civil Engineer with AutoCAD experience
    • 2 Engineers with sanitary or environmental experience

Eucalitpus (17°35’48.54″S, 67°30’32.86″) is located in the Altiplano region of Bolivia with 4,413 habitants. Eucaliptus is located on a slightly undulating plateau, interrupted by occasional chain of small hills, with a height of 3,700 to 3,800 meters, an average precipitation of 300 mm per year, and Strong winds that in some occasions cause damages to the crops and erode the soil. The Municipality is formed by a unique canton, Quelcata, that groups to 6 communities. It is located at 80 km. From the city of Oruro, by the road Panuro La Paz Oruro, also has another direct access, by road of the land Oruro – Inti Raymi – Eucaliptus, at 63 Km. Vegetation is formed by native grasses and shrubs typical of the highland flora. Overgrazing causes a large part of the soil to be found with little vegetation cover. The population is mainly of Aymara origin, and the languages that speak Aymara and Spanish.

The municipal water system in Eucaliptus consists of one elevated tanks, two water wells, and a pipeline with household connections. Eucaliptus does not have a sanitary sewage system, instead using individual septic tanks and pits. The amount of water that the municipality delivers to town is not enough to fit the population water needs, for this, the municipality rations water. Some sections of the town have trouble when they get the water due to the location and demand of water. Click here to read a full program description.

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