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Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
Engineers Without Borders Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment Trip
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  • 1. Las Cruces , Guatemala Assessment Trip Las Cruces Flood Mitigation Project Las Cruces, Guatemala  , Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders  Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project g j
  • 2. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Engineers Without Borders (EWB) • From a backyard conversation to 12,000  members worldwide b ld id • EWB mission statement • Chicagoland projects • Las Cruces, Guatemala Flood Assessment  L C G l Fl d A Changing our World One Community at a Time Chicago Professional Chapter
  • 3. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Concern America, Local Partner In Las Cruces since 1994 with a focus on: • Healthcare clinics • Training of villagers as health promoters T i i f ill h lh Approached EWB in 2008,  following a severe flood in  f ll i fl d i Las Cruces
  • 4. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Las Cruces Guatemala Cruces, Population Apx.17,500 2,800 families • Ladinos • Qeqchi • Mam • Kaqchike Pi Primarily A i lt l & il Agricultural Ranching Jobs • Peanuts • Sesame seeds • Papayas p y • Cattle
  • 5. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Las  Las Cruces Drainage  Ditch  Main Road Cavern  Entrance “El Tragante” 
  • 6. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project October 2008 October 2008 Tropical  depression  depression produced 18 days  of intense rainfall
  • 7. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project 7,000 residents were  displaced for a month
  • 8. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Flood depths over 10 ft  occurred, inundating  occurred inundating homes up to their roofs
  • 9. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Before During
  • 10. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Only one well out of 10 tested did not contain e coli e.
  • 11. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Framework for a Solution Framework for a Solution
  • 12. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Most Important? M tI t t? Maintain a l local perspective. l
  • 13. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project
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  • 17. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project • NASA / USGS Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) • Aerial and satellite photography • Land cover Land cover • Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) • Watersheds • NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) • Tropical 3 hr rainfall (2.5 miles gridded) • Guatemala Instituto Nacional Sismologia • Monthly rainfall totals (30 miles away) • Isohyetal maps (regional) • UN Food and Agricultural Organization • Soils • USGS Caribbean Water Science Center • Inter‐American Bio‐diversity Information Network y • Google Earth
  • 18. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Rainfall (mm) 800 45% of the Average  700 Total Annual Rainfall 600 in i 18 d days 500 400 300 200 100 0 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
  • 19. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project 30  30 yrs
  • 20. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Las  Las Cruces 66  66 sq‐mii
  • 21. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project
  • 22. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Low Spot p “Outlet”
  • 23. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project
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  • 26. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project
  • 27. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Framework for a Solution • Understand the Problem • Was this an extreme event? Was this an extreme event? • What’s a typical event? • What event significantly impacts the community? What event significantly impacts the community? • Understand the Constraints • Limited engineering alternatives • Lack of funding L k f f di • Lack of Resources • Historic community issues Hi t i it i • Lack of national support
  • 28. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Main  Road R d
  • 29. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project What’s Next? • Project report (March) • Fund‐raising • Additional survey Addi i l • Final design, plans and specifications Final design plans and specifications • Implementation?
  • 30. Las Cruces, Guatemala Assessment Trip Engineers Without Borders Flood Assessment and Mitigation Project Changing our World One Community at a Time Chicago Professional Chapter David Kendall dkendall@entran.us Lee von Gynz-Guethle lee.vongynzguethle@aecom.com

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