Engineering a Global Movement in Social Responsibility<br />The Role of the Young Engineer<br />36th NSBE Annual Conventio...
Welcome & Introduction<br />Presenters<br />Feola Odeyemi, Engineer II, Virginia Beach VA<br />Jeffrey Mills, Training Man...
Pairs Activity<br />Partner up in twos<br />Each partner to do the following(2 mins)<br />Introduction:  including Name, H...
A conscious effort to promote the public good<br />Encouraging the growth and development of communities<br />Stewardship ...
Reduce paper consumption<br />Reduce energy consumption<br />Recycle and minimize waste<br />Reduce our Carbon Footprint<b...
What percentage of the earth is covered in water?<br />The earth contains roughly 326 million cubic miles of water<br />Co...
What percentage of the earth’s water content is available for man’s consumption?<br />Only 0.3% of the earth’s water conte...
What percent of the water supply in the US is used for irrigation and thermoelectric power?<br />80 percent!<br />Water as...
The Water Cycle<br />
Social Responsibility in Water & Wastewater Issues<br />Responsible use of Potable Water<br />Water Resource Conservation<...
Water Resources in the United States – The Clean Water Act<br />Protects US surface water quality<br />Prevents toxic subs...
Potable Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries<br />People without safe drinking water<br />884 million<br />People ...
Sub-Saharan Africa<br />Searching for water<br />
Sub-Saharan Africa, Continued<br />Life in Rwanda<br />Walking for water<br />
Ponder<br />Daily reports of crocodile  attacks on women when getting water<br />Hunting for water<br />
Ponder, Continued<br />A simple alternative<br />Providing easy access to Potable Water<br />
India<br />Drinking from Flood Waters<br />Potable Water from deep well<br />
The Way Forward<br />Volunteerism<br />Education<br />Innovation <br />
BC a WFP Global Sponsor ($100K+)<br />Water for People (WFP)<br />A worldwide non-profit organization<br />Served nearly 2...
Video Gallery:http://www.waterforpeople.org/media-center/videos/<br />Water for People (WFP)<br />01:07 min clip<br />Ever...
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA)<br />EWB addresses basic human needs around the globe by providing necessities such as...
EWB-USA, Continued<br />Reinforcing home against earthquakes<br />Young engineers from EWB help a family in El Salvador <b...
Join WFP and EWB<br />Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn<br />http://twitter.com/waterforpeople<br />www.facebook.com/waterfor...
WFP and EWB at Brown and Caldwell<br />In 2008 and 2009 BC employees donated over $100,000 to WFP<br />BC funded 8 volunte...
WFP Honduras Project - 2008 Thomas Steinwinder, Nashville, con’t<br />26<br />Project Results<br />All wells, tanks, and t...
WFP Honduras Project - 2009Thomas Steinwinder, Nashville<br />27<br />Feasibility Study<br />Analysis of Regional Water Di...
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle<br />Handpumps installed<br />Monitoring<br />Community and Household inter...
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />Suction handpumps<br />
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />71 handpumps installed between 2005-2008<br />
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />Local geology…<br />
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />Pour Flush Latrines<br />
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />Pour Flush Latrines<br />
WFP India Project - 2009Patrick Weber, Seattle, Con’t<br />WFP Interview Questions<br />Community and Household Monitoring...
South Africa Project<br />EWB South Africa Project - 2009Akshay Kumar, Beltsville<br />Made from recycled materials<br />M...
WFP Bolivia Project-2009 Robin Lee, Seattle<br />36<br />Potable Water Quality Testing  for municipalities around Cochabam...
WFP Bolivia Project-2009 Robin Lee, Seattle, con’t<br />37<br />Project Results<br />High level of bacteria contamination ...
EWB Marcala, Honduras Project-2009 Grant Sharpe, Phoenix<br />38<br />Assessment of non-functioning Imhoff tank in town wi...
EWB Marcala, Honduras Project-2009 Grant Sharpe, Phoenix, con’t<br />39<br />Project Results<br />Now working with neighbo...
Questions<br />The Role of the Young Engineer<br />
 The Role of the Young Engineer<br />Bryan H. Fortson, Ph.D., PMP<br />Program Manager, Battelle<br />
Social responsibility<br />Community involvement<br />Good financial stewardship<br />Healthy living<br />Environmentally-...
Community involvement discussion<br />You are a young engineer starting out in your first job.  You want to perform in a m...
Thank you for your time, energy and effort!<br />The Role of the Young Engineer<br />
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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 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
  • Engineering A Global Movement In Social Responsibility Ver3

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

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