Tuesday, 29 September 2015 17:19
ASCE invites you to attend our General Branch Meeting.
When: October 12, 2015
Where: Anne Maries at Devonshire - 12475 Starcrest
Time: Technical Session 10:30 AM- 11:30AM
Technical Session: Dr. Paula Stigler Granados and Oscar Granados – Engineers Without Borders
Rainwater Capture Project in El Salvador:
Currently we are working in Central America in the rural community of La Chiripa, El Salvador. Our team of professionals are assisting in the design and implementation of rainwater capture systems for each of the 25 houses in this small village. We have completed 13 systems and will be returning soon to complete the remaining 12 homes. The project is a partnership with La Chiripa residents to improve health conditions and quality of life through the implementation of potable rainwater systems and health education. The 100 residents of La Chiripa have no potable water infrastructure. To obtain water, community members must hand-carry water from far away locations. During El Salvador's six-month dry season with virtually no rainfall, there is not adequate water for residents. However for 6 months there is plenty of rain and all that is needed are safe ways to capture and store this valuable resource.
Time: General Meeting 11:30AM – 1:00PM
General Meeting: Craig B. Thompson, PE – ASCE Texas Section President Elect