Agua Fria Travel Update January 2019

On January 3rd-11th, the Ecuador team took their first ever assessment trip to the community of Agua Fria. The purpose of the trip was to find out what the community wanted from a water system, their capacity to maintain it, and technical data on where the team could get water from. The students and mentors…

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Nahualate and Paraje Xecaxjoj Travel Updates December 2017

This December 2017, the Guatemala team from the EWB-S&T chapter will return to Nahualate, Guatemala, to end a successful community partnership spanning ten years. In August of 2017, the team turned over the financial responsibility of the project to the Nahualate Water Committee. The project that was completed is a clean water distribution system which…

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Puerto Pando, Bolivia Travel Update 2016

The team traveled to Puerto Pando, Bolivia for ~3.5 days and conducted an assessment trip to collect data and determine the community’s needs as well as their capacity to maintain future implemented projects. They surveyed the land, tested the quality of potential water sources, allowed the members of the community to voice their opinion of their most…

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Tacachia, Bolivia Travel Update 2016

Overall, the trip was very successful. The team spent 1.5 days in Tacachia, Bolivia in June of 2016 in order to monitor all of the existing projects and ask each household questions about water use. They found out that, although they were not using the spring water for drinking, they were using it for essentially…

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Nahualate, Guatemala Travel Update 2015

On the trip to Guatemala this August, the team was able to accomplish their goals, set goals for the future, and learn more about this extensive project.  After a long pause in construction, the team facilitated the largest delivery of construction materials in the project’s history.  The team also was able to finish the elevated…

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