Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit organization with multiple local and international projects aimed to support communities with limited resources. This project is lead by the South Dakota State University (SDSU) chapter of EWB. The involvement of the EWB-SDSU student chapter dates back to 2009 when the assessment portion of the project took place in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia. The work done in Bolivia aims to provide the community with a water quality solution to remove bacteria from the community’s drinking water source. Recently, trips have been conducted in 2015 to implement a chlorinator and in 2016 to build an additional chlorinator and slow filtration sand filter to further remove solids from the contaminated water. Currently, works to complete the sand filter are underway and future implementations trips will be conducted to finalize the construction of the sand filters in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia. Attached is a PDF document with the pre-implementation report for the 2015 trip and a PowerPoint presentation from the EWB Regional Conference in Omaha, NE in 2015. Feel free to look at it to get an insight of the work the EWB-SDSU students have done in Bolivia.
by Luis Duque