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PARTNERS GRATITUDE &
History Background of EWB – OSU Update 2012 Board
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Partner List Workshops & Conferences Finances
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Zachary Dunn Jaynie Whinnery James Teeter
Water for the World Banquet
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Distribu(on Piping, El Salvador – June 2008
• EWB‐USA is a nonproﬁt organiza(on • We partner with communi(es to design and implement engineering solu(ons
EWB-OSU In 2005, Oregon State University founded a student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB – OSU). The chapter has engaged in partnerships with two communiYes. The ﬁrst with a community in Las Mercedes, El Salvador. Community members successfully adopted a rainwater catchment system implemented by EWB – OSU. EWB – OSU has recently partnered with a community in Lela, Kenya. The primary need in Lela is access to a reliable supply of safe water. EWB – OSU is commi^ed to working with Lela to helping them meet this need.
• Our project partnerships provide things like clean water, power, sanita(on, educa(on, roads and bridges • EWB‐USA has over 12,000 members across the U.S. • The organiza(on is supported by students and professionals that volunteer their (me to build a beRer world Rainwater Catchment, El Salvador – Dec. 2007
LELA COMMUNITY WATER
The beginning of the deep and meaningful relaYonship that has formed between EWB – OSU and Lela dates back to 2008 when a commi^ee from the small agricultural community in Kenya contacted Engineers Without Borders – USA. The Lela Community Water Project (LCWP) was oﬃcially started that year by the Lela Women’s Water Commi^ee (LWWC) to address the lack of reliable and safe drinking water for residents of Lela. Women and children from the community spend several hours each day fetching water for their families from contaminated water sources that dry‐up two seasons out of the year. In 2009, the OSU student chapter adopted the LCWP and sent a travel team to preliminarily evaluate viable soluYons to the water scarcity problem. Following this trip, the student chapter spent upwards of three years of preparaYon surveying the area, conducYng health surveys and technical water source assessments. With this informaYon, several alternaYves analyses were proposed. Ader reviewing the alternaYves with the community, EWB‐OSU and the LWWC determined that the most viable soluYon to Lela’s water shortage would be drilling community water well and expanding to an exisYng rainwater catchment system at the Lela Primary School.
Lela Women’s Water CommiRee, July 2010
CommiRee Member & Nurse, July 2010
IMPLEMENTATION Update 2012
In July of this year, a travel team of ﬁve students, one professional mentor, and a videographer traveled to Lela. EWB – OSU, Lela Women’s Water Commi^ee, and OperaYon H20 worked together to drill a well and ﬁt it with an Afridev hand pump. The well is centrally located and currently provides the community with clean water. In addiYon to the well, the already exisYng rainwater catchment system on the Lela Primary School was repaired and expanded by installing three 10,000 liter water tanks to store captured rain‐water. The installed tank will provide drinking water to over 400 students who a^end the school. EWB – OSU also organized training events. These were led by the Kenyan Ministry of Gender and Development, Ministry of Water, and Ministry of Public Health. With these new systems in place and the community’s knowledge of how these systems work, the community of Lela is on the road to ﬁnally having sustainable access to clean, safe water.
The Board 2012-2013
Sean Gertz, President Civil Engineering Undergraduate
Miri Goldade, Vice President Chemical Engineering Undergraduate
Diana Sean Rachael
Rachael Fischer, Secretary Civil Engineering Undergraduate
Diana Pego, Treasurer Civil Engineering Undergraduate
Yun Ji Choi, ExecuYve Board Member Civil Engineering Graduate Student
Zachary Dunn, Project Coordinator Public Policy Graduate Student
FEATURED Partner List
• Lela Women’s Water Commi^ee • Migori Water Ministry • OperaYon H2O
• Trans African Hydro Meteorlogical Observatory (TAHMO) Pilot weather sta(on
• Oregon State University o College of Engineering o WriYng Department o Mediators Beyond Borders o JusYn Smith, Film‐maker
CONFERENCES Conferences October 21‐23, 2011: EWB‐USA West Coast Regional Workshop March 22‐24, 2012: EWB‐USA InternaYonal Conference October 19‐21, 2012: EWB‐USA West Coast Regional Workshop
West Coast Regional Conference, San Luis Obispo, October 2012
Workshops May 5, 2012: Water Quality Workshop May 4, 2012: Concrete Workshop May 10, 2012: Safety Workshop
Concrete Workshop, May 2012
Fall 2011: WR 321 Class – Grant WriYng February 16, 2012: Mediators Beyond Borders – SituaYon Mapping May 24, 2012: Mediators Beyond Borders – Visioning June 7, 2012: TAHMO Weather StaYon PresentaYon
Donors and Funding Sources in 2012 BOEING Grant Lake Oswego Rotary EWB‐USA Grant
CH2M Hill DonaYon
Annual Banquet 2011
Annual Banquet 2012
EWB‐OSU Art AucYon HP DonaYons Membership Dues Private DonaYons Geosyntec Consultants
OSU College of Engineering
EWB‐OSU would like to extend a huge thank you to EMIRATES for donaYng ﬁve plane Yckets for the travel to Kenya this past summer, LAKE OSWEGO ROTARY for including us in their annual fundraiser, CH2M Hill for their conYnual support, and BOEING for the generous grant awarded in support of the work being done in Lela. Professors LEWIS SEMPRINI, JACK ISTOK, KEN WILLIAMSON, BRIAN WOOD, ARTURO LEON, SCOTT ASHFORD, JASON IDEKER and ANDRE BARBOSA have been irreplaceable in their roles as mentors and technical advisors. Thank you to the new Dean of Engineering SANDRA WOODS for your support of our chapter. We are also thankful for the Professionals PAUL BERG, DON MORIS, JEFF RANDALL, TOM SZYMONIAK, and KATE KLAVON for contribuYng your Yme and experYse to the success of our projects.
To the many unrecognized supporters of EWB‐OSU!
Within the chapter, EWB‐OSU would like to recognize Zachary Dunn and Jaynie Whinnery for the high quality of their work which has resulted in raYngs of 3 out of 3 in every report submi^ed since the grading rubric was established.
Zachary Dunn, Kenya Project Coordinator 2012‐2013 Public Policy Graduate Student
Zachary Dunn, a previous traveler to Kenya, leads the chapter in all aspects of involvement. A key supporter and leader of fundraising eﬀorts and an organized project coordinator. Zach has heart and soul contributed to the producYvity and success of EWB‐OSU.
Jaynie Whinnery, Kenya Project Coordinator 2011‐2012 Public Policy Graduate Student
Jaynie Whinnery consistently and eﬃciently organized and maintained the Kenya Project. Regaining the historical documentaYon process necessary for a fully funcYonal chapter and also leading the group with her extensive knowledge concerning water quality and bio‐sand ﬁlters.
James Teeter, EWB‐OSU President 2011‐2012 Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Student
James Teeter successfully established a funcYonal organizaYon framework for the chapter, uYlizing previously untapped potenYal within the chapter. MoYvated to improve the chapter on all levels, James lead the chapter with a passion for water.
Rookies of the year: Travis Babikof Eric Bortvedt Trevor Bineham
Jessica Blank Sco^ Evans Nicholas Kusanto
Katherine Lanfri Sonja Michelsen Maria Powell
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