Engineering A Global Movement In Social Responsibility Ver3

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An interactive session with a high school students (10-12th graders) discussing the challenges of providing clean potable water and sanitation services to the world’s growing population. Delivered in …

An interactive session with a high school students (10-12th graders) discussing the challenges of providing clean potable water and sanitation services to the world’s growing population. Delivered in April 2010 at 36th annual NSBE National Convention in Toronto, CA.

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  • 71 handpumps installed between 2005-2008“Monitoring” – to go back and assess work already completedConduct Community and Household interviews to collect information on water use, sanitation, and hygiene practicesPerform field tests to assess water quantity, access, and quality by various metricsProvide recommendations for future work based on field results and other indicators from interviewsProvide an outside assessment of WFP and NGO work
  • Project Description: In November of 2008 The Phoenix Professional Chapter of EWB sent 3 members, one of whom was Grant Sharpe of the Phoenix office, on an assessment trip to the town of Marcala, Honduras.  The town of 15,000 currently has a non-functioning Imhoff tank which is need of both repair and expansion.  The team worked to collected influent flow data, tank measurements, and worked with the community to better understand their current treatment needs.  The team also visited a lagoon treatment system in northern Honduras where a live alligator was seen hissing in the middle of the secondary lagoon.  Working in the developing world is always an adventure.Due to changes in the political climate last summer, the Phoenix Professionals are now working with neighboring communities to design a replicable rainwater catchment system for the numerous large roofed school houses spread throughout the region.  An assessment trip is being scheduled for May 2010. How’s that work?  If I manage to find another copy of the photos in the group, I’ll be sure to send them along.  Thanks Jeff!Grant Sharpe, EIT

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  • 1. Engineering a Global Movement in Social Responsibility
    The Role of the Young Engineer
    36th NSBE Annual Convention and Career Fair
    Toronto, Canada ● March 31 – April 4, 2010
  • 2. Welcome & Introduction
    Presenters
    Feola Odeyemi, Engineer II, Virginia Beach VA
    Jeffrey Mills, Training Manager, Walnut Creek CA
    Angela Waggett, HR Manager, Atlanta GA
    Company
    Brown and Caldwell, Walnut Creek CA
    Environmental Engineering and Consulting
    Meeting Participants
    Introduction
  • 3. Pairs Activity
    Partner up in twos
    Each partner to do the following(2 mins)
    Introduction: including Name, Hometown, School
    Briefly describe future plans
    What do you expect from today’s session?
    Listen carefully
    Introduce your partner to group
  • 4. A conscious effort to promote the public good
    Encouraging the growth and development of communities
    Stewardship of the environment and natural resources
    The Concept of Social Responsibility
    Support Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 5. Reduce paper consumption
    Reduce energy consumption
    Recycle and minimize waste
    Reduce our Carbon Footprint
    Support Corporate Social Responsibility
    Raise $100,000 annually for WFP
    Increase participation in local and international WFP and EWB projects.
    BC Sustainability Principles
    Our five "Sustainability Principles"
  • 6. What percentage of the earth is covered in water?
    The earth contains roughly 326 million cubic miles of water
    Covering about 75 percent of the earth’s surface.
    More water is stored under the ground in aquifers than is available in surface waters.
    Water as a Natural Resource – An Interactive Discussion
  • 7. What percentage of the earth’s water content is available for man’s consumption?
    Only 0.3% of the earth’s water content is available for man’s consumption
    This includes water in freshwater lakes, rivers and aquifers.
    Water as a Natural Resource – An Interactive Discussion, cont’d
  • 8. What percent of the water supply in the US is used for irrigation and thermoelectric power?
    80 percent!
    Water as a Natural Resource – An Interactive Discussion, cont’d
  • 9. The Water Cycle
  • 10. Social Responsibility in Water & Wastewater Issues
    Responsible use of Potable Water
    Water Resource Conservation
    Pollution Prevention
    Education
  • 11. Water Resources in the United States – The Clean Water Act
    Protects US surface water quality
    Prevents toxic substance release into water supply
    Provides access to funds
    to design and construction wastewater treatment projects
  • 12. Potable Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries
    People without safe drinking water
    884 million
    People without adequate sanitation
    2.6 billion
    People that die of preventable water-related diseases
    6,000 per day
    the vast majority are children
  • 13. Sub-Saharan Africa
    Searching for water
  • 14. Sub-Saharan Africa, Continued
    Life in Rwanda
    Walking for water
  • 15. Ponder
    Daily reports of crocodile attacks on women when getting water
    Hunting for water
  • 16. Ponder, Continued
    A simple alternative
    Providing easy access to Potable Water
  • 17. India
    Drinking from Flood Waters
    Potable Water from deep well
  • 18. The Way Forward
    Volunteerism
    Education
    Innovation
  • 19. BC a WFP Global Sponsor ($100K+)
    Water for People (WFP)
    A worldwide non-profit organization
    Served nearly 200,000 people with new water or sanitation in 2008
    87% of every dollar goes to program support
    A global presence
    Africa
    Asia
    Central America
    South America
  • 20. Video Gallery:http://www.waterforpeople.org/media-center/videos/
    Water for People (WFP)
    01:07 min clip
    Every Last Drop
  • 21. Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA)
    EWB addresses basic human needs around the globe by providing necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and more
    250+ US chapters on 180 college campuses in the United States
    Hands-on involvement in selected projects, from fundraising to actual construction.
  • 22. EWB-USA, Continued
    Reinforcing home against earthquakes
    Young engineers from EWB help a family in El Salvador
    Using bamboo and wire
  • 23. Join WFP and EWB
    Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
    http://twitter.com/waterforpeople
    www.facebook.com/waterforpeople
    Social Networking for Change
  • 24. WFP and EWB at Brown and Caldwell
    In 2008 and 2009 BC employees donated over $100,000 to WFP
    BC funded 8 volunteer trips
    India, South Africa, Malawi, Honduras, Bolivia, and Ecuador
    BC offers opportunities to young engineers to participate in efforts to save our environment.
    • School bathroom that was funded by WFP -- India
  • WFP Honduras Project-2008 Thomas Steinwinder, Nashville
    25
    Evaluation of Arsenic Contamination in Potrerillos
    Sampled drinking water wells and distribution system.
    Trained Health Department staff to sample drinking water.
    Evaluated various Arsenic mitigation processes.
  • 25. WFP Honduras Project - 2008 Thomas Steinwinder, Nashville, con’t
    26
    Project Results
    All wells, tanks, and taps sampled contained >10 ppb Arsenic.
    All Arsenic treatment alternatives were cost prohibitive.
    Recommended forming water sharing partnership with neighboring municipalities.
  • 26. WFP Honduras Project - 2009Thomas Steinwinder, Nashville
    27
    Feasibility Study
    Analysis of Regional Water Distribution System 4 municipalities~100,000 people
    In-country evaluation of 4 potential sources
    Develop report to help municipalities obtain a World Bank loan.
  • 27. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle
    Handpumps installed
    Monitoring
    Community and Household interviews
    Field tests to assess water quantity, access, and quality
    Recommendations for future work
    Assessment of WFP and NGO work
    Pumps, monitoring and testing
  • 28. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    Suction handpumps
  • 29. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    71 handpumps installed between 2005-2008
  • 30. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    Local geology…
  • 31. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    Pour Flush Latrines
  • 32. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    Pour Flush Latrines
  • 33. WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t
    WFP Interview Questions
    Community and Household Monitoring
  • 34. South Africa Project
    EWB South Africa Project - 2009Akshay Kumar, Beltsville
    Made from recycled materials
    Materials easily available
    Made locally
    Cheapest ramp pump available in SA
    Alcock Ram Pump Installation
  • 35. WFP Bolivia Project-2009 Robin Lee, Seattle
    36
    Potable Water Quality Testing for municipalities around Cochabamba
    Tested for physical, chemical, and biological parameters
    Trained in-country WFP staff to continue monitoring program
    Helped developed future monitoring program
    Made recomm-endations based on water quality results
  • 36. WFP Bolivia Project-2009 Robin Lee, Seattle, con’t
    37
    Project Results
    High level of bacteria contamination found in samples
    Physical/chemical parameters met water quality standards
    Recommended source water protection, disinfection, and improvements to water systems
    Presented results to health department and municipalities
  • 37. EWB Marcala, Honduras Project-2009 Grant Sharpe, Phoenix
    38
    Assessment of non-functioning Imhoff tank in town with population =15000
    Collected influent flow data, tank measurements
    Community work to understand their current treatment needs
    Lagoon treatment system – alligator in secondary lagoon
  • 38. EWB Marcala, Honduras Project-2009 Grant Sharpe, Phoenix, con’t
    39
    Project Results
    Now working with neighboring communities
    Plan to design a replicable rainwater catchment system for large roofed school houses
    An assessment trip is being scheduled for May 2010
  • 39. Questions
    The Role of the Young Engineer
  • 40. The Role of the Young Engineer
    Bryan H. Fortson, Ph.D., PMP
    Program Manager, Battelle
  • 41. Social responsibility
    Community involvement
    Good financial stewardship
    Healthy living
    Environmentally-sustainable lifestyle
    Diversity awareness
    Personal philanthropy
    Bfortson.ae90@gtalumni.org
  • 42. Community involvement discussion
    You are a young engineer starting out in your first job. You want to perform in a manner that reflects well upon yourself and your community and will allow you to advance.
    Your local NSBE Alumni Chapter needs a Secretary.
    Your house of worship has excellent services and a shortage of ushers.
    You’ve become aware of a fantastic inner-city tutoring program that needs volunteers.
    You believe in staying fit.
    You like to party.
    What choices would you make, and why?
  • 43. Thank you for your time, energy and effort!
    The Role of the Young Engineer