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The Panama Project is having a planning meeting for veteran members tonight at 7pm in JGB 3.222. Please note this is not our usual meeting place!! Spread the word if you know of anyone that is planning to attend.
Next week we will be back in our regular room and welcoming new members! See you soon
Join us at our General Meeting next Thursday!!! Learn more about EWB, our projects and our recent travels!!!
All majors and backgrounds welcome!!!
When: Thursday, September 5th from 7pm to 8pm
Where: JGB 3.222 (23rd and San Jacinto)
Probably the most used phrase on the trip! “Huincha” meaning “tape measure”. Every time Milendes, our local “maestro de obras” or “construction manager” needed to measure something he would shout “Huincha! Huincha!” in desperation. Anyway, here are some pics of the travel team and the community members who helped build the system.
Caption: CAMBIAR travel team with Milendes our local “maestro de obras” and his cousin Alan (nickname: “Chaso!” derived from “Machaso” or “Macho Man?”) who was considered a “skilled construction worker” or “albanil”. We could not have built everything without their dedicated help! Pictured from left to right. Aasiyah Baig, Fernando Salas, Natalia Corona, David Pierce (Top) Alison Wood, Alan, Milendes, Tim Ager (Bottom).
Caption: Community members trenching through rock downstream of the break pressure tank.
Caption: Community members taking a break for lunch. Some of the women from of the community would cook “pachamanca” for lunch by the work site.
Hi all! We just finished our first implementation trip in the small community of Huasta (~ 2,000 inhabitants). We set out to build a small scale sprinkler irrigation system for a community owned pasture. The typical irrigation method in this region is flood irrigation however this community has limited access to water thus a more efficient irrigation system was needed. During the trip we built two spring collection boxes, a break pressure tank and installed approximately 1,200 meters of PVC pipe. In January, our team hopes to return to Huasta to install the sprinklers in the pasture however water is currently flowing to the field if the community wants to use the water in the meantime. Below are a few pics but more will follow. Thank you all for the support! Stay tuned for a complete update in the coming month.
Be sure to wish the Panama travel team good luck on their upcoming implementation trip in Sieykin. They leave in a couple of weeks!
Caption: Spring collection system at Pucapuquio spring (top). Spring collection box at Yana Alpa spring (bottom).
Caption: Break pressure tank downstream of both springs. Red line indicates conveyance system (left). Downstream of break pressure tank (right).
Congratulations to both our project teams for receiving technical approval to travel! The Peru Project is sending six travellers to implement a spring-fed water distribution and irrigation system during the month of July and the Panama Project is sending six travellers to build household bio-sand filters during the month of August! We wish them safe travels and can’t wait to hear about the results of their trips!