Current Projects

Nicaragua

The City College of New York chapter of Engineers without Borders recently adopted a water supply project in Tadazna, Nicaragua.

 

Background

The community’s proposed project entails the construction of six groundwater wells located throughout the community. Each well is intended to support approximately one to five families. The design of the wells will allow for clean and safe water for daily use and consumption, decreasing the risk of contamination and disease.

Our Role

While certain sectors of Tadazna have access to a municipal potable water system, the rural landscape and sprawling community leave 46% of its population without easy access to water. Many residents often resort to collecting untreated and unhygienic water from unsanitary sources.

The student team working on the Tadazna Project draws experience from a range of engineering and science disciplines. Students are equipped with skills that aid the design, finance, and public relations aspects of this organization. The chapter is assisted by a team of professional mentors with years of experience in design, construction, and international development. Professors Beth Wittig and Michael Piasecki will be advising the team throughout the entire project process.

Expectations

We will resolve the concerns that the community holds regarding water accessibility. Aside from this project, the community has expressed other needs, such as public health, sanitation, and cooking.