This program came about as a joint application between the Comuna Guangaje, Ecuador community and Engineers in Action.
The community indicated that a water supply system previously built several decades ago by an aid organization was falling into disrepair. Water supply had become unreliable, ostensibly due to failing water pipes. The application is posted here: Community-Program-Application Comuna guangaje 28_10_2016 Final. They requested that EWB review the problem and see if there was a way to resolve the situation.
The Indianapolis Professionals Chapter is taking on this program in conjunction with the Trine University Student Chapter.
The project team traveled to Guangaje this past September 2017 to perform an initial assessment of water resources facilities in the community. The team identified various projects that could be implemented in order to alleviate the chronic lack of sufficient water. The initial assessment report is posted here: Assessment-Post-Trip-Report-Guangaje-Ecuador.
Next steps include designing and implementing the projects. The Trine University students will be writing alternative analysis documents in the next few months for potential travel in September. If you would like to get involved with this effort, please contact us.