EWB Leadership President Iana Aranda email@example.com Vice President Stephen Morse firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Monica Louie email@example.com Treasurer Alia Nagm firstname.lastname@example.org
ATDT Stefano Braganti email@example.com Education Committee Sara Schultzer Jessica Miller firstname.lastname@example.org Fundraising Committee Kerwin Julien Chanel Lubin email@example.com Marketing Committee Segen Tilahun firstname.lastname@example.org Web Manager Solkem Gottingar email@example.com
Matt Sisul, President, 2006 – 2009 Matthew Barber, Vice President, 2006 – 2008 Jason Kass, Vice President, 2008 – 2010 Scott Snelling, Treasurer, 2006 – 2008 Kerwin Julien, Treasurer, 2008 – 2010 Victor Shey, Secretary, 2007 -‐ 2009
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.
Message from the President …………………………………………
Programs & Projects 4.
Yamabal, El Salvador…………………………………………………….
Appropriate Technology Design Team…………………………..
Activities & Accomplishments
Partners & Sponsors.…………………………………………………….
“Our volunteers never cease to amaze us with their professionalism, generosity of spirit and commitment to solving quality of life challenges worldwide.”
Message from the President
It’s time to look back at another amazing year of developing sustainable solutions with communities that need them most. I’m proud to be issuing the EWB-‐USA NY Professional chapter’s 2nd annual report and reflecting on our year of assisting communities in meeting their basic human needs with safe and accessible water, electrification solutions, effective sanitation, community spaces and educational outreach. Completing our 8th year as a professional chapter, we have a strong foundation of over 70 active members and a growing reach, 2 successfully completed projects and a thriving portfolio of programs touching the lives of communities both locally and globally. Our programs include a potable water distribution system at a district hospital and development of functional water kiosks in Kenya, sanitation systems in El-‐Salvador, a new hospital in Peru and educational outreach in New York City. Our chapter has also served as an incubator for social entrepreneurs and successful ventures worldwide. In this annual report we highlight one such success story from our featured member – Jason Kass – who founded Toilets for People following his experience with our Peru program. This year we also deepened our multidisciplinary partnerships with New York University’s Graduate School of Public Health’s Global Public Health Action Network (GPHAN). Completing our public health analysis in Matunda, Kenya and launching our health impact study in Usalama, Kenya along with our mentee chapter -‐ the City College New York’s project in Milla Tres, Honduras. Our Educational Committee also continued their partnership with NYC’s educational leader -‐ Salvadori Center and placed EWB-‐NY members throughout NYC’s underserved schools, lead lessons based on our projects and inspired local kids to consider a career in engineering. Additionally, in 2012, our Appropriate Technology Design Team consulted a water project in the community of Wassa Adansi, in western Ghana on locating a potable water supply. While our mentors advised EWB Student Chapters at Princeton University, Columbia University, City College of New York and Rutgers University Chapters of EWB-‐USA, sharing knowledge about project development, design and development challenges unique to engineering projects in developing nations and assisting those chapters in developing their ideas. Our volunteers never cease to amaze us with their professionalism, generosity of spirit and commitment to solving quality of life challenges worldwide. They are continually exceeding the highest standards of EWB-‐USA and leading by example in communities worldwide. I invite you to support them alongside me as we prepare for the accomplishments of the year ahead! Best regards,
EWB-‐USA NY Professional Chapter President
In 2012, EWB-‐NY spent more than $28,800 to address sustainable, developmental projects around the world. This amount was down 41.97% from the previous year because of the completion of the final stage of the Matunda Water Project in Matunda, Kenya. EWB-‐NY continues to review development problems around the world for potential projects that meets our skill set and resources. EWB-‐NY relies on financial support from corporate, individual and grants programs to fund its work. EWB-‐NY continues to thank all those who make its work possible. Below is a breakdown of the revenue and expenses for 2012.
Statement of Financial Position 2012
ASSETS Current*Assets Cash*&*Equivalent Advances Held*by*National*for*NY*Chapter
TOTAL%ASSETS% $$125,202.00$$ $$102,714.03$$ $$86,131.00$$
Statement of Financial Activity 2012 Unrestricted Revenue Membership-Dues Contributions-:-Corporations Contributions-:-Individuals Grant-Allocation Other Total1Revenue Expenses Advertising-&-Marketing Fundraising Supplies Postage-&-Delivery Travel Air/Rail Hotels-&-Meals Other-Transportation Other Meetings Miscellanous-Expenses Project-Materials-&-Supplies Project-Labor Program-QA/QC Program-Infrastructure
$-----------1,193.00 $---------19,090.40 $---------12,810.00 $--------------------: $-------(14,616.15)
$-----------4,999.60 $-----------1,968.00 $--------------------: $---------20,016.15
$-----------1,193.00 $---------24,090.00 $---------14,778.00 $--------------------: $-----------5,400.00
$-----------1,025.00 $-----------3,100.00 $-----------5,180.00 $-----------1,000.00
$-----------2,061.47 $--------------259.30 $------------------2.95
$-----------1,547.44 $--------------------: $--------------------:
$--------------423.72 $-----------2,833.35 $--------------150.00 $-----------5,200.00 $-----------1,700.00
$---------10,742.48 $--------------989.19 $-----------1,306.07 $--------------------: $-----------1,665.60 $-----------1,968.16 $-----------2,833.35 $--------------150.00 $-----------5,200.00 $-----------1,700.00
$---------18,228.00 $-----------8,877.00 $-----------3,580.00 $-----------2,050.00 $--------------232.00 $-----------3,493.00 $---------11,318.00 $--------------448.00 $--------------------: $--------------------:
$-----------2,061.47 $--------------259.30 $------------------2.95 $--------------329.01
$---------10,413.47 $--------------989.19 $-----------1,306.07
Other Grant 12% Allocation 0%
EWB-‐NY raised $45,461 in 2012. This was a 341% increase over the previous year. Revenue across the board increased in 2012 with the exception of grant funding.
Contributions -‐ Individuals 32%
Program Infrastructure 6%
Expenses for 2012 total $28,878. This amount supported travel, labour, materials and chapter expenses among others. Total expenses fell 41.97% from 2011. Travel represents the greatest share of expense for the year. It is expected that the increase of Program QA/QC in operations would keep costs manageable and allow for more efficient use of resources.
Membership Dues 3%
Contributions -‐ Corporations 53%
Expenses 2012 Fundraising 7%
Program QA/QC 18% Project Labor 0%
Supplies 1% Postage & Delivery 0%
Travel Air/Rail 37%
Project Materials & Supplies 10% Miscellanous Expenses 7%
Travel -‐ Transportation 5%
Travel -‐ Hotel & Meals 3%
Community Meeting, Yamabal
EWB-‐NY Programs and Projects
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“Completing our 8th year as a professional chapter, we have a strong foundation of over 70 active members and a growing reach, 2 successfully completed projects and a thriving portfolio of programs touching the lives of communities both locally and globally.”
Belén Clinic Project Belén, Peru
Belén Clinic Project Belén, Peru
Initially started as a joint EWB-‐USA Binghamton University and Brown University Student Chapter project, the Belén project proposed to design a clinic in Belén, Peru, which would provide basic health care services for the area’s 74,000 residents. EWB-‐NY, in collaboration with Amazon Promise, has been leading the project since 2007. Developments since the project’s adoption have changed the scope. The Belén project is now tasked with building an off-‐grid drinking water purification system and a composting toilet EWB-‐NY, in collaboration with Amazon Promise, The Peruvian Ministry of Health, and the local Peruvian architects, developed a revised conceptual design of the clinic. The project team split into several working groups comprised of Structural, Geotechnical, Water/Sanitation, Electrical, Mechanical, Construction, Sustainability and Architecture, and Fundraising/Marketing disciplines. belen.ewbny.org
Usalama Water Project
Usalama Water Project Usalama, Kenya
BACKGROUND Usalama, originally established as a resettlement community, is located in a dry and arid region of Kenya. EWB-‐NY and partner organization, Mwikali’s Gift, began work there with the goal of providing a safe and potable water supply to the community, as well as improving educational, sanitation and health facilities. PROJECT SCOPE Due to its low flow rate, the current water system can neither provide water to three of the five kiosks nor deliver the recommended minimum of eight liters of water per person per day. The system only supplies approximately four liters per person per day. EWB-‐NY aims to rehabilitate the water system such that it supplies water to the entire community and meets the minimum demand. The Kenyan government is concurrently building a municipal water line that runs along Usalama, which the village has been given permission to use as a source for their water supply. usalama.ewbny.org
Yamabal Health & Sanitation Project Yamabal, El Salvador
Yamabal Health & Sanitation Project Yamabal, El Salvador BACKGROUND Yamabal is a mainly rural municipality in Morazán, the poorest and most war-‐torn department of El Salvador. The effects of the 12-‐year civil war are still very evident, even nearly two decades after the peace accords were signed in 1992. In addition, the community has been impacted by several natural disasters in recent years, including a category 5 Hurricane Mitch in 1998, a 7.7 and a 6.6 magnitude earthquakes in January and February 2001 respectively. Education opportunities are limited, as most communities currently only have direct access to primary education, with a few high schools scattered throughout the municipality and very limited higher education opportunities. The area has several hundred persons who will be impacted by the project: 30 – 60 families will be directly PROJECT GOALS The goal of the overall program is to partner with Yamabal to improve public health and livelihoods through sustainable water and sanitation solutions. In addition, other ambitions of the program include efforts to improve the only road that leads to the community, encourage the community to work together despite political differences, improve indoor air quality, and increase access to energy/electricity. This first project aims to provide the technical expertise, training, and financial support to build a first round of latrines in partnership with the community. yamabal.ewbny.org
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Programs and Projects Appropriate Technology Design Team
The ATDT group is comprised of engineering professionals across the discipline. It was initially formed to keep track of usual technologies developed by the chapter and into seek out other useful technologies as it pertains to EWB main projects. As our roles developed, we became more focused on project work which did not directly fit into the EWB 5 year mold strictly as a third party advisory role. The group has continued to evolve and is partnering with EWB-‐NY Education Committee and EWB-‐NY marketing Committee to put on a PDH seminar, the first of many to come. We are comprised of a small, dedicated group (less than 6 people) and yet we have accomplished much due to the lack of bureaucracy and quick response to client side requests. Ultimately we would like to grow the team to handle multiple discipline 3rd party consulting to EWB project teams, EWB student chapters, NGOs or anyone else with a sad story, some money and need for infrastructural design. For information or to contact ATDT email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Committee This committee develops partnerships with local non-‐profit organizations and schools, coordinating and communicating opportunities for EWB volunteers to participate in local educational outreach projects. In addition, the committee develops educational curriculums based on real-‐world EWB projects, and delivers lessons within NYC low-‐income public and private schools. In collaboration with ATDT Committee the Education Committee plans and executes professional development workshops for EWB volunteers.
For information or to contact the Education Committee email: email@example.com
Programs and Projects Fundraising Committee
As the Chapter continues to grow, the need for streamlining the funding and donor-management requirements in a central location, has also increased. Formerly set up in 2011, the Fundraising Committee was established to secure the funding and donor management requirements of the Chapter by a central, dedicated team. The Committee organizes fundraising activities to benefit the chapter and supports individual projects in their fundraising efforts. It also works in conjunction with the marketing committee to enhance chapter reporting and promote the great work of the chapter and many accomplishments of its members. The committee used the first few months of its inception to formalize its operating guidelines to ensure seamless integration with other committees and overall chapter objectives. This included appointing co-leads, lead officers handling grant management, procurement, database management, and outreach. For information or to contact the Fundraising Committee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Works closely with graphics team to produce marketing materials, and the fundraising committee to promote chapter events and support funding drives. The committee creates communication structures and procedures for Chapter and Project Teams to follow in accordance with EWB-‐USA guidelines and brand. In addition, the committee manages and streamlines marketing materials and social media outlets to deliver up-‐to-‐date, consistent, and EWB brand-‐appropriate information to members and the general public. For information or to contact the Marketing Committee email: email@example.com
EWB-‐NY hosted a very successful panel and networking event on “The Future of Project Finance: Public Private Partnerships”. Dubbed P3, here are some photo recaps.
Two e vent organizers -‐ C hanel and G race.
Poor road conditions led to materials delivery truck getting stuck.
Unloading sand and gravel.
Volunteers at an Uslama fundraising event.
Community Workshop Yamabal, El Salvador
FEATURED MEMBER J A S O N K A S S “EWB helps connect givers with skills and heart to communities in need.”
Back in 2006, Jason got connected with Engineers Without Borders – NY Professional Chapter almost by chance: A co-‐worker at his consulting firm had scheduled a project meeting for the Matunda, Kenya water-‐supply project in their office. It was a perfect fit. Since then, Jason has been a major contributor to the Belen, Peru team and the Yamabal, El Salvador team. He has also been a leader in the organization serving as Vice President of the chapter from 2008 – 2010. Whether its been providing mentoring guidance to university EWB chapters, collaborating on project designs in midtown high rises, or leading in-‐country water and sanitation projects, Jason has proven a dedicated team player, willing to contribute to all aspects of a project to make it successful. Jason has taken the lessons learned from seven years of work with EWB and is now applying them to his newest venture: Toilets for People, a social enterprise that aims to bring sanitation solutions to the world’s most vulnerable communities. A finalist in Wharton’s inaugural Social Venture Business Prize, we look forward to watching Toilets for People grow under Jason’s leadership.
“Through EWB project work, we find out what our client community needs and what they want—and then help make that vision a reality for them. At the same time, the work provides engineers meaningful experiences by allowing us to apply our skills to do good in the world.”
Collecting data from the users of a well pump. Usalama, Kenya
A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s
Volunteers The success of our Programs and Projects would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the men and women of EWB-‐NY who donate their time and expertise to solving problems in communities all over the world. Below is a short list of the many persons we would like to thank.
Belén Dave Russo
Kate Aglitsky Joseph Caciola Tamar Caplan Fred Constantino Ethan Cotton Alex Gil Devon Graham Jason Kass James Landry Nathalie Lascarro Juan Carlos Lopez Doris Lozada David Lynch Oliver Martinez Lauren McNally Alex Nadolishny Rick Naumann Jennifer Paull Michael Pucket Jasmin Rivera Jonathan Shanin Nikols Sokol Segen Tilahun Mike Thomas Colin Van Lang Katie Walker Ronald Ying
Laura Bendernagel Charly Bertran Lisa Boyd Mary Sue Castillo Suraj Cheema Sean Ferrarini Judy Hodge Patrick Farnham Adam Goossen Jess Miller Christine Min Sarah Phelan Naga Pranay Nick Rose Anh Ngyuen Dareen Salama Marc Santos Matt Sisul Claire Wang Kary Wu
Adrian Betanzos Andrea Shear, PE Rachel Webre David Weyburn Alia Nagm Zovia Neely Nathan Chase, PE Emily Hwang Jason Kass, PE Felipe Lorca Heather Goetsh
Interested in volunteering with EWB-‐NY Professionals? EWB-‐NY is always looking for skilled and motivated professionals to join our project and committee teams. For more information please visit our website at www.ewbny.org or contact any one of our members.
ATDT Stefano Braganti Nicholas Azadian Iana Aranda
Marketing Solkem Gottingar Segen Tilahun
Kerwin Julien Ron Weissbard Chanel Lubin Rachel Webre David Weyburn Alia Nagm Grace Uang Tim Weiss Hannah Moore
Education Sara Schultzer Jessica Miller Erin Qureshi Cuddihy Amanda Meyer Nicholas Azadian Davesh Shah Max Kostow Robin Chamberlain Sarah Fleisch Anasa Scott Mike Sofronas John Barrot J. Raúl Ramírez Sebastián López-‐Velásquez Joan Dieter Mimi Gupta
Partner & Sponsor Recognition The work and accomplishments of EWB-‐NY would not have been made possible without the help of our donors, sponsors, partners and many individual contributors. EWB-‐NY is extremely grateful for the support over the past year and look forward to their continued support in 2013 and beyond.
Other Partners GPHAN SALVADORI CENTER