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Malingua Pamba, Ecuador- Engineers Without Borders partnership

Location:

Malingua Pamba, Ecuador 2016

Purpose:

The purpose of this project was to serve the indigenous Kichwa (Quechua) people living in the watershed area of Malingua Pamba-Quinta Tunguiche (MP-QT) in the Andes of Ecuador (elevation 9,500’ – 12,000') by completing the objectives approved in the global grant.

 

Scope:

The project was broken up into three main objectives:

  • Potable
  • Irrigation
  • Sanitation
  • Organic Farming/Nutrition Training/Visit to Salinas

Benefits:

The Potable Project serves 130 households or approximately 1300 village people. The Irrigation Project serves approximately 80 Households or 800 people.

The Sanitation Project provides composting toilet for the elementary school which serves 105 students and adults. The other composting toilets serve up to 400 community members.

The other projects, Organic farm training (mainly for the women) are expected to serve 40 households or 400 people, and Nutrition training (second course) will impact 400 people. The Field Trip has inspired micro-businesses within the village and show direction of community economic & leadership development.

 

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Accra Flooding Initiative

 

Location:

Accra, Ghana

Purpose:

To develop a course of action for the issues related to flooding in Accra, the Capital city of Ghana, dating back to June 1959, when the city recorded the heaviest rain ever, with a volume of 7.56 inches. This downpour brought life to a standstill in the city. Subsequent to these, the city of Accra, has recorded several flood issues as a result of rainfall. Data gathered indicates the following times when the city was flooded:

  • June & July 1995
  • June 2001
  • May & June 2010
  • February 2011
  • November 2011
  • May & June 2013
  • June & July 2014
  • June 2015
  • June 2016

The issue can now be described as a chronic problem which needs unravelling to bring back life to normal during the rainy seasons in the city.

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               (Pictures of Accra flooded -2015)

(Recurring flooding in Accra, Ghana)

Scope:

This project is split into two phases:

  • Phase 1: The first phase is to inform all stakeholders, and create a "forum" where these different parties communicate efficiently together.
  • Phase 2: The second phase is the creation of detailed technical plans (WBS in project terms). It is not our ambition to actually execute these plans ourselves, but to provide very useful input to guide local authorities and agencies as they start improvements.

Benefits:

This project is aimed at bringing the communities, international flood experts and local authorities together. This in turn, will spark the execution plan necessary to prevent future flooding in the area which will have enormous benefits to the community, economy and ecology in Accra.

 

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