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The Gambia, Africa

EWB-LSU is working on an international program in The Gambia in West Africa!!

The Baton Rouge Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-BRP) began a program in The Gambia in 2009. Three members of EWB-BRP traveled on an assessment trip in June 2009 and the chapter began working on a design for a well and pumping system.

In February of 2013, a partnership was formed between the LSU Student Chapter and the BR Professional Chapter to collaborate on this program.

Students will be helping to implement the system in November or December of 2013 and assessing for the second phase of the project. The LSU students will have heavy involvement in designing the second phase of the project.

Phase 1 - Water
Drill a borehole well to access abundant potable water supply.
Provide a small scale groundwater pumping, storage, and distribution system to access drinking water supply for village population.
Phase 2 - Sanitation
Goal: Improve village sanitation with system of lined latrines with sheltered permanent structures.
Phase 3 - Composting
Goal: Implement a composting operation using locally available organic materials.


More information will be added soon!

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President EWB LSU,
Mar 18, 2013, 7:59 PM
President EWB LSU,
Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 PM