Janko Marcka

Posted on: December 22, 2016

Community: Janko Marcka, Bolivia
Coordinates: 17°37’06.3″S 68°43’21″W
Project Stage: Active – Southern Illinois University-Carbondale EWB
Population Benefited: 305 Families

While much of La Paz and greater Bolivia are struggling with an intense drought, Jancko Marca is working to alleviate the burden on its community members by partnering with Engineers in Action and the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale chapter of EWB-USA to identify a permanent, safe solution that will provide sanitary, easily-accessible water to the entire community, including the local school. Unfortunately, students are currently forced to leave school during the dry season because of the school’s lack of water infrastructure. Community members rallied together to raise funds to purchase small tanks and tarps for the school, but it isn’t enough.

In addition to providing the school with water access, the entire community will benefit from a permanent water source. Like EIA’s other projects, community members will own the improvements and be taught the skills to maintain the implementations, encouraging use and upkeep while simultaneously building local capacity.

Click here to read the full Jancko Marca application.

 

25 de Diciembre

Posted on: December 22, 2016

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Community: 25 de diciembre, Ecuador
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Project Stage: Partners Needed
Population Benefited: 1,300 people

25 de diciembre is a community in Ecuador that struggles with access to sanitary water. The women in the community must travel very long distances to fetch water and shared with EIA staff that water access is an urgent need. Community members previously developed their own rudimentary water system that mostly consisted of multiple hoses connected together to attempt to bring water from a spring far away into the community. Unfortunately, this solution did not prove beneficial to most of the community and did not provide a long-term solution to the issue. Engineers in Action is working to identify a permanent water source along with options for storage and distribution. Community members will be trained on maintenance and upkeep to ensure the implementations remain efficient and usable.

Click here to see the full 25 de Diciembre application. This is an EWB-approved program.

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Tacuaral del Matto

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Tacuaral del Matto
Coordinates: Latitude 14°59’36.5” S Longitude 66°32’12.5” W
Dept.: Beni
Type of Project: Water well
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 20 people
Funding Source: EWB-UNM
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB-UNM
Project Manager: C. Augusto

EWB-UNM required technical support to build a shallow water well. The water well location became dry, so we built another water well that was chosen by the community. Water well is done and the team installed the hand pump.

Churo Alto-Churo Bajo

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Churo Alto-Churo Bajo
Coordinates: Latitude 17°22’31.69” S Longitude 65°47’28.21” W
Dept.: Cochabamba
Type of Project: Pedestrian Bridge
Project Stage: Implementation
Funding Source: Municipality Tiraque and B2P
Partners/EWB Chapter: Bridges to Prosperity- Colorado University at Boulder
Project Manager: C. Augusto

FIEA signed one Partnership Memorandum of Understanding with Bridges to Prosperity Bolivia to interchange knowledge and resources to provide safe access through design and construction of pedestrian bridges in the rural areas of Bolivia.

Later this year we signed and MOU with B2P- CU Boulder with the main purpose to provide FIEA training on the different phases of a B2P Project and train the staff to possible become the record Engineer of the future projects. The project that was built and served as a training project was developed in Churo alto- Cochabamba, where the staff of FIEA were able to understand all of the phases of a B2P project.

Choquecoa

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Choquecoa
Coordinates: S 15°47’6.14″, W 68°37’5.3″
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Sanitation
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 20 people
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Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – University of California at Davis
Project Manager: TBD

Choquecoa was recently chosen as a community in which FIEA could start a project. They have a water system in place, but no access to basic sanitation. Soon, the team will complete an assessment trip in order to determine the best way to approach and solve the problems facing the community.

Teneria Manzanani

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Teneria Manzanani
Type of Project: Sanitation
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB USA
Project Manager: Carlos Ernesto Aguilera
Coordinates: 15d45’59.23″s 68d38’29.28″w

Santiago de Chiquitos

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Santiago de Chiquitos
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Assessment
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Service Corps
Project Manager: TBD

Machacamarca

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Machacamarca
Coordinates: Latitude: -15.723611° Longitude: -68.803333°
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Latrines
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 64 people
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – University of Tulsa
Project Manager: Luz Hurtado

Kumurana

Posted on: August 25, 2016

Community: Kumurana
Coordinates: S 19.795436 W 65. 66009
Dept.: Potosi
Type of Project: AMD Pollution
Project Stage: Assessment
Population Benefited: 8,500 downstream of pollution
Partners/EWB Chapter: Saint Francis University and BioMost
Project Manager: Juan Chinchilla

The team has not completed the first assessment trip but is scheduled to do so soon. The project will consist of clearing the river of contaminants so that people downstream will have access to cleaner drinking water.

Llojlla Grande

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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Community: Llojlla Grande
Coordinates: S 17°25’52.25” W 67°35’33.20
Dept.: La Paz
Type of Project: Water
Project Stage: Implementation
Population Benefited: 163 people
Funding Source: Southern Methodist University
Partners/EWB Chapter: EWB – Southern Methodist University
Project Manager: Carlos Ernesto Aguilera

Llojlla Grande currently relies on a system of 34 shallow wells spread throughout the community to supply all of its water needs. These wells are very easily contaminated and many have high levels of salt, manganese, and arsenic.

In 2015, EWB-SMU completed an assessment trip to Llojlla Grande where team members surveyed the community, tested the 34 shallow wells, and gathered GPS data for all important locations. In early 2017, they traveled to Bolivia for an implementation trip. Ongoing support from EIA’s La Paz office and future visits from EWB-SMU will check to ensure the new infrastructure is functioning properly and identify any future program needs.