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  • 1.
  • 2. Job Breakdown
  • 3. Team
    Margaret Cook, Project Manager
    International Project Experience: Design Committee, Cameroon Water Project, Engineers Without Borders, 2008
    Language Capabilities: Conversational in Spanish
    Leadership Experience: Graduate, Accenture Leadership Program
    VP of Membership/Events Committee Chair, Engineers for a Sustainable World
    Member of Lutheran Campus Ministry Church Council, Service Team, Joint Board
    Rosaura Estrada, Communication
    International Work Experience: Volunteer, NGO Asociación Civil AbriendoHorizontes Y Caminos, Cordoba, Argentina, 2009
    Language Capabilities: Fluent in Spanish
    Study Abroad: Argentina, Summer 2009
    Makenzie Kuntz, Fundraising
    Fundraising Experience: UT for REED: Rural Enhancement through Education & Design
    Texas Wrangler Darlins
    Prom Committee
  • 4. Team
    Luke Ward, Risk and Safety
    International Work Experience: Internship, Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia, 2009
    Engineering Support, FMC Lithium, UK, 2008, 2009
    Ricky Leon, Quality and Standards
    Experience Working with Children (Beneficiaries of the Project): Kidventure Camps
    UTSEEK Mentor
    Tyler Knapik, Cost and Scheduling
    Budget Experience: Treasurer, McKinney North Computer Science Society
    Interpersonal Skills: U-haul Customer Service Representative, 2009
    Student Ambassador, People to People
    Adrian Frias, Logistics, Infrastructure and Travel Management
    Construction Experience: Construction Worker, Vistacon Inc. General Contractors, Summer 2007
    Language Capablities: Fluent in Spanish
    Leadership and Latin American Focus: Historian, OrganizacionLatinoamericana (OLA), 2009-2010
  • 5. Scope – Camisea Project
    Location
    • Camisea, Peru
    Now
    • Dirty well
    • 6. No distribution system
    Goal
    • Provide potable water
    • 7. Test water – ensure newly built well is in working order
    • 8. Restore current well
    • 9. New, more practical system to pump water from ground
    • 10. Create distribution system
    • 11. Distribution system to carry water from well to homes
  • Stakeholders
    PERU
    Pluspetrol
    http://www.pluspetrol.net/
    UT For REED
    Needs from Them
    Community- help with labor
    Pluspetrol- Drill the well, provide technical information about the existing well and water system from people at the location
    UT for REED- help with fundraising
    Needs from Us
    Assess the community water needs and develop a plan to deliver potable water
  • 12. Scope – Reynosa Project
    Location
    • Las Calicheras Colonia, Reynosa, Mexico
    Now
    • No power, water, or sewer system for individual homes
    • 13. Water must be delivered by truck
    Goal
    • Provide solar or wind power system
    • 14. Water well pump
    • 15. The colonia’s restroom and shower facility
    • 16. Multi-room school
    • 17. Caretaker’s home
    • 18. Residents will hopefully be able to maintain system.
  • Stakeholders- Reynosa
    ROHI FOUNDATION
    Needs from Them
    Housing- stay at orphanage
    $50 per night which includes room & board and for some work supplies
    Needs from Us
    Financial support, directly or through other organization
    Design and analysis to implementation and installation for electrical power systems & distribution, water distribution, hot water collectors and structural projects
  • 19. Scope – Santa Cruz Project
    Location
    • Santa Cruz, Peru
    Now
    • Possibly dirty water
    • 20. No distribution system of water to school
    • 21. Poor usage of classroom space
    Goal
    • Provide potable water
    • 22. Test water
    • 23. Distribution system to school
    • 24. Renovate the classrooms
  • Stakeholders
    Needs from Them
    Community- help with labor
    Pluspetrol- drill the well, provide technical information about the existing well and water system from people at the location, provide local logistics such as transportation to and from housing
    UT for REED- help with fundraising
    Needs from Us
    Modify the toilet facilities for use by small children
    Test the water and modify the distribution system
    PERU
    Pluspetrol
    http://www.pluspetrol.net/
    UT For REED
  • 25. Project Selection Criteria & Knowledge Assessment Results
    Reynosa, Mexico
    Santa Cruz, Peru
    Camisea, Peru
  • 26. Criteria Assessments- Camisea
    Limited familiarity with client, work scope, and site characteristics - Lack of Information
    Limited local communication and transportation infrastructure - Isolated Living and Working sites
    Limited availability of local health facilities and services - Isolated Living and Working sites
    Regional political instability/violence - Shining Path (Armed Communist Movement)
    - Protests against Oil Firms in Peru by local people
    Challenges with local vernacular language - Native people speak different language
  • 27.
  • 28. Criteria Assessments
    Regional instability/violence - Border town drug war violence
    Texas-Mexico Border
  • 29. Criteria Assessments- Santa Cruz
    Possible limited availability of Local Resources - Lack of information
    Possible limited availability of Local Expertise - Lack of Information
  • 30. Santa Cruz Project
  • 31. Peruvian Facts: History, Language and Culture
    Bordered by Ecuador and Colombia to the North, Brazil to the East, Bolivia to the Southeast, and by Chile to the South
    Achieved independence in 1821 from Spain
    Capital: Lima
    Population is multiethnic including Amerindian, mestizo, white, black, Japanese, Chinese
    Official languages: Spanish, Quecha
    Native language of Camisea: Machiguenga
  • 32. Peruvian Facts: History, Language and Culture
    In Peru, it is polite to keep your hands (not the elbows) above the table. 
    Good manners include eating all the food that is provided.
    Meals are considered leisure conversations, so it is important to talk during a meal.
    Conversations with Peruvians take place at a closer distance than those with Westerners. Stepping back is disrespectful.
    The traditional welcome in a Peruvian home is “Estas en tu Casa,” which translates to “You are in your house.”  Refreshments are usually offered, though it is not impolite to decline them. 
  • 33. Peruvian Facts: History, Language and Culture
    92.9% of the total population is literate
    96.4% of males
    89.4% of females
    (CIA’s definition of literacy: age 15 and over can read and write)
    Average age to finish school: 14 years old for both males and females
    ***The school in Santa Cruz serves secondary students.***
  • 34.
  • 35. Work Breakdown Structure
  • 36. Work Breakdown Structure
  • 37. Work Breakdown Structure
  • 38. Phase Milestone Schedule
  • 39.
  • 40. Bar Chart Construction Schedule
    Days
  • 41. Multi-Year Plan
    We will assess needs for more classroom space and toilets, as well as other needs of the community during implementation of the distribution system.
    If need exists and if the risk does not change, we will begin planning for second part of the project.
    • Maintain distribution system with community help feeding all control to them, but if they need help, still remaining in contact. Hopefully all needs will be able to be met by community members in this situation.
  • Technical Authorities
    Water Treatment and Distribution:
    • Technical Experience in water treatment (Dr. Kinney, Dr. Liljestrand)
    • 42. Experience in distribution designs needed
    (Recommendations from Dr. Kinney)
    Improvement of classrooms:
    • Structural Engineer
    • 43. Experience in construction
  • Education, Training Needs
    Water Treatment and Distribution:
    • Water testing techniques
    • 44. Piping design
    Improvement of classrooms:
    • Basic Construction
    General:
    • Basic Spanish
  • Sample Trip to Santa Cruz
    • Flight from Austin, TX to Lima, Peru.
    Flight time: 15 hours.
    Cost: $1000.00 per person.
    • Bus from Lima, Peru to Paracas, Peru
    141 miles from Lima.
    Cost: $25.00 per person.
    • Check-in at Hotel El Mirador.
    Cost: $59.00 for a double-bed.
    Includes breakfast.
    • Travel from Paracas to Santa Cruz
    will be provided by PlusPetrol.
    13 miles away from Paracas.
    • The trip back home will be same
    way:
    from Paracas to Lima by bus,
    from Lima to Austin, Texas by plane.
  • 45. Budget (Excluding Materials Costs)
  • 46. Hotel El Mirador:
    http://www.elmiradorhotel.com/
    Rates: Single = S/. 126 = $44
    Double = S/. 170 = $59
    Twin = S/. 170 = $59
    Triple = S/. 220 = $76
    Email: info@elmiradorhotel.com
    Telephone: 056545086
  • 47. Fundraising Agenda
    Currently:
    • Together with other fundraising managers, organizing a music event/silent auction to be held before the end of the semester
    • 48. Website being built as a way to peak interest and provide a way for donors to get involved
    • 49. Working with UT for REED to gain eligibility for student organization-specific grants
    • 50. Creating a blog with pictures, team profiles, project updates, etc. for the benefit of present and future donors, contacts, and the community itself
    • 51. Researching grants to find and apply to those that pertain to our project/cause
    • 52. Writing a solicitation letter to be mailed out to companies and other possible donors
    Future:
    • Send out solicitation letters to:
    • 53. Team’s contacts made through jobs, internships, etc. as well as family and friends
    • 54. Companies from the ECAC rolodex
    • 55. Visit the Regional Foundation Library to access database of grants
  • National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
    Council of American Overseas Research Centers
    Fulbright Program
    International Education Fee Scholarship
    American Airlines Global Leaders Travel Scholarship
    International Engineering Education Scholarship
    UT Study Abroad Office
    UT Student Government
    UT Senate
    Texasparents.org
    Utcoop.org
    Clinton Global Initiative: Commitment to Action
    And still more to find!!!
    Known Funding Opportunities
  • 56. Plan of Action In Case of Emergency
    1. Mild Cases: ex. Cuts, minor bruises
    Treated with a first-aid kit and team
    member with CPR/first-aid training.
    2. Severe Cases: ex. Any kind of emergency
    such as broken bones, tropical diseases.
    Go to nearest clinic or hospital qualified
    enough to treat the problem.
    3. Grave Cases: ex. Any kind of disease or
    injury that cannot be treated
    at a local hospital.
    Travel to a city hospital such as a
    hospital in Lima, Peru where
    treatment might be available. If no
    treatment is available the individual
    must be transported back home.
  • 57. Uncertainties/Critical Issues for Subsequent Project Selection
    Further Required Risk Information
    Specific Project Locations and site specific risks
    Medical Services Locations
    Evacuation/Emergency Procedures
    State of Infrastructure in Ica Region - has it been rebuilt after earthquakes?
    Water/Sanitation/Accommodation arrangements
    Budget (Materials Costs)
    Community Acceptance
  • 58. Communications with Mexico Project People
    ROHI Contact
    Scott McDonald
    ROHI Member
    Austin, TX
    Mexico Contact
    David Garcia
    Pastor in Reynosa
    Reynosa, Mexico
  • 59. Communications with Peru Project People
    Pluspetrol contact
    Roberto Ramallo
    Executive Manager at Pluspetrol
    Peru
    UT for REED Contact
    Jessica Ventura
    Financial Director for UT for REED
    Austin, TX
  • 60. Sources
    Main Sources for Risk Assessment, Peru
    Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom - www.fco.gov.uk
    US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/
    Wikipedia Country profiles - http://www.wikipedia.org/
    USGS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/world/historical_country.php#peru
    Specific Sources for Risk Assessment, Peru
    [1] http://www.peruwildlife.info/
    [2] http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS236952+20-Feb-2008+BW20080220
    [3] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7306639.stm
    [4] http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssEnergyNews/idUSN1949026220090519
    [5]http://www.bicusa.org/issues/Dec-2001-AmazonWatch_Camisea_Trip_Report.pdf
    Main Sourcesfor Risk Assessment, Mexico
    Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom - www.fco.gov.uk
    US State Department - http://travel.state.gov/
    Wikipedia Country profiles - http://www.wikipedia.org/
    USGS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/world/historical_country.php#mexico
    Specific Sources for Risk Assessment, Mexico
    [1] http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/mexico/090401/investigation-us-retailers-fuel-mexicos-drug-wars
  • 61. Sources
    Main Sources for Language and Culture Assessment
    State Department- http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35762.htm
    CIA World Factbook, Peru- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/pe.html
    CIA World Factbook, Mexico- https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mx.html
    Reynosa Community Profile- www.medc.org/resources/reynosa_community_profile.pdf
    Human and Social Aspects of Cross-Border Development in the McAllen/Reynosa Area- http://ea.panam.edu/cbes/pdf/s9.pdf
    PlusPetrol Information on Camisea- http://www.camisea.pluspetrol.com.pe/environ3.asp
    Map- Camisea Proposal PDF
    "The Art of Peruvian Cuisine." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru
    "The Peruvian Gastronomy." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru>.
    Romero, Raul. Music in Latin American culture: regional tradition. New York:      Schirmer Books, 1999. Print.
    "Estimaciones y Proyecciones de Población." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru
    Klaren, Peter. Peru: society and nationhood in the Andes. New York: Oxford      University Press, 2000. Print.
    "Customs of Peru.“ http://encarta.msn.com/sidebar_631522246/Customs_of_Peru.html
    Other Sources
    Solar Pricing Information- http://www.solarcommunity.net/
    ROHI Foundation- www.rohifoundation.org
    Google Earth
    http://www.statesman.com/shared-gen/blogs/austin/mexico/apreynosadrug.jpg
    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/02/18/mexico.drug.violence/