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Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  Sustainable	
  Development	
  and	
  
Engineers	
  Without	
  Borders-­‐USA	
  
(EWB-­‐USA)	
  in	
  northern	
  Belize	
  	
  
Patrick	
  Coyle	
  	
  
EWB-­‐SFP,	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  Sustainable	
  Development,	
  	
  
Public	
  Laboratory	
  
for	
  LLNL-­‐	
  November,	
  2014	
  
Agenda	
  
•  Overview:	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  
Sustainable	
  Development	
  
•  Overview:	
  
•  Engineers	
  Without	
  Borders-­‐
USA	
  (EWB-­‐USA)	
  
•  Engineers	
  Without	
  Borders	
  —	
  
San	
  Francisco	
  Professional	
  
Chapter	
  (EWB-­‐SFP)	
  	
  
•  Status	
  update:	
  Five	
  EWB	
  chapter	
  
projects	
  in	
  northern	
  Belize	
  
•  Belize	
  kite	
  aerial	
  photo-­‐mapping	
  
results	
  
•  	
  EWB	
  Nicaragua	
  composJng	
  toilets	
  	
  
•  More	
  photos	
  
•  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  40-­‐acre	
  site	
  
looking	
  toward	
  August	
  Pine	
  
Ridge	
  village	
  
What	
  is	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  
Sustainable	
  Development?	
  
•  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  Sustainable	
  Development,	
  as	
  a	
  
501(c)(3)	
  non-­‐profit,	
  	
  
•  promotes	
  environmentally	
  and	
  socially	
  sustainable	
  
development	
  
•  invites	
  collaboraJon	
  on	
  an	
  open	
  source	
  approach	
  to	
  
develop	
  and	
  parJcipate	
  in	
  a	
  land-­‐based	
  learning	
  and	
  
community	
  outreach	
  center	
  on	
  a	
  	
  working	
  farm	
  on	
  40	
  
acres	
  in	
  northwestern	
  Belize	
  
•  partners	
  with	
  EWB-­‐USA	
  to	
  collaborate	
  with	
  EWB	
  
chapters	
  on	
  projects	
  
Summary:	
  HOME	
  donaJons	
  
leveraged	
  with	
  matching	
  
Year	
   HOME	
  
Pledges
DonaJons	
  
EWB	
   Matched	
   August	
  Pine	
  
Ridge	
  school	
  
Muffles	
  
College	
  
Total	
  
Donated	
  
2014	
   $2520	
  	
   $1500*	
   -­‐	
   $500*	
  
2013	
   $1768	
  	
   $1500*	
   $1500*	
   $500*	
  
2012	
   $2060	
   $1500	
   $1500	
   $500	
   -­‐	
  
2011	
   $2800	
   $1500	
   $1500	
   $500	
   $500	
  
2010	
   $500	
   $500	
   $500	
   $500	
  
Total	
   $9648	
   $6500	
   $5000	
   $2500	
   $500	
   $14500	
  	
  
*Projected:	
   No	
  2014	
  
chapter	
  
match	
  
Starts	
  12/2	
  
AcJviJes:	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  
Sustainable	
  Development	
  
•  Donate	
  HOME	
  donaJons	
  to	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  working	
  in	
  
Belize,	
  prior	
  years	
  matched	
  with	
  year-­‐end	
  funds	
  from	
  EWB-­‐
USA	
  
•  Muffles	
  school:	
  $500	
  for	
  emergency	
  construcJon	
  of	
  new	
  
sepJc	
  tank	
  
•  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  school:	
  
•  $500	
  for	
  public	
  address	
  system	
  
•  $500	
  for	
  teachers’	
  texts	
  and	
  filing	
  cabinet	
  for	
  new	
  
classrooms	
  
•  $500	
  to	
  replace	
  termite	
  damaged	
  wooden	
  classroom	
  
windows	
  with	
  metal	
  hurricane	
  shuders	
  
•  $500 for bike racks	
  
•  $500 for	
  mulJpurpose	
  room	
  
AcJviJes:	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  
Sustainable	
  Development	
  (cont.)	
  
•  Raised	
  funds	
  and	
  built	
  first	
  visitors’	
  accommodaJons	
  at	
  
BOSSD	
  for	
  the	
  CSU	
  EWB	
  team	
  during	
  their	
  visits	
  to	
  
construct	
  the	
  new	
  classroom	
  building	
  in	
  August	
  Pine	
  
Ridge	
  
•  ConJnuing	
  to	
  seek	
  a	
  US	
  Rotary	
  club	
  to	
  partner	
  with	
  Belize	
  
Orange	
  Walk	
  Rotary	
  and	
  the	
  CSU	
  EWB	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  
project	
  
•  IniJated	
  DIY	
  aerial	
  photo-­‐mapping	
  program:	
  engaged	
  
schools	
  and	
  made	
  iniJal	
  set	
  of	
  maps	
  
•  Developing	
  programs	
  to	
  use	
  the	
  Belize	
  property	
  
•  Passed	
  through	
  donaJon	
  to	
  EWB-­‐SFP	
  Nicaragua	
  
composJng	
  toilets	
  
Agenda	
  
•  Updates	
  and	
  status:	
  Belize	
  Open	
  
Source	
  -­‐	
  Sustainable	
  Development	
  
•  Engineers	
  Without	
  Borders-­‐USA	
  
(EWB-­‐USA)	
  
•  Engineers	
  Without	
  Borders	
  —	
  San	
  
Francisco	
  Professional	
  Chapter	
  
(EWB-­‐SFP)	
  	
  
•  Updates	
  and	
  status:	
  Three	
  EWB	
  
chapter	
  projects	
  in	
  northern	
  Belize	
  
•  Belize	
  photos	
  
•  Road	
  past	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  
40-­‐acre	
  site	
  	
  toward	
  August	
  Pine	
  
Ridge	
  village	
  
EWB-­‐USA	
  vision	
  and	
  mission	
  
Vision	
  is	
  a	
  world	
  
in	
  which	
  all	
  
communiJes	
  
have	
  the	
  
capacity	
  to	
  meet	
  
their	
  basic	
  
human	
  needs	
  	
  
Supports	
  community-­‐driven	
  development	
  programs	
  
worldwide	
  through	
  the	
  design	
  and	
  implementaJon	
  of	
  
sustainable	
  engineering	
  projects,	
  while	
  fostering	
  
responsible	
  leadership	
  	
  
EWB-­‐USA	
  Growth	
  
2000	
  
8	
  Members	
  
1	
  Chapter	
  	
  
1	
  Project	
  
2014	
  
14,700	
  Members	
  
~	
  300	
  Chapters	
  	
  
684+	
  Programs	
  
39	
  countries	
  
•  Established	
  in	
  2004	
  
•  ~	
  200	
  acJve	
  members	
  
•  7	
  infrastructure	
  programs	
  
•  2	
  Appropriate	
  Technology	
  
Design	
  Team	
  (ATDT)	
  
projects	
  
•  ExecuJve	
  Commidee	
  and	
  
support	
  commidees	
  
provide	
  chapter	
  
management,	
  fundraising,	
  
and	
  publicity	
  
EWB-­‐SFP	
  NaJon’s	
  1st	
  Professional	
  Chapter	
  
EWB-­‐SFP	
  Programs	
  and	
  LocaJons	
  
Kenya	
   Water	
  Supply	
  
El	
  Salvador	
  	
   Water	
  &	
  SanitaIon	
  
Fiji	
  	
   Water	
  System	
  
Kenya	
   Water	
  System	
  
HaiI	
   Community	
  Health	
  Clinic	
  
and	
  Solar	
  Power	
  
Honduras	
   Bridge	
  ConstrucIon	
  &	
  
Water	
  DistribuIon	
  
Nicaragua	
   ATDT	
  ComposIng	
  Toilets	
  
Water	
  distribuIon	
  –	
  solar	
  
pump	
  
Tanzania	
   Well	
  rebuilding,	
  water	
  
DistribuIon	
  &	
  solar	
  
pumping	
  
EWB	
  Project	
  Process	
  and	
  
Commitment	
  
•  Projects	
  have	
  a	
  non-­‐governmental	
  organizaJon	
  (NGO)	
  or	
  
community	
  based	
  organizaJon	
  (CBO)	
  partner	
  acJng	
  as	
  a	
  
liaison	
  to	
  the	
  community	
  
•  Three	
  project	
  phases:	
  
1.  Assessment	
  
2.  Design	
  and	
  ImplementaJon	
  
3.  Monitoring	
  and	
  EvaluaJon	
  
•  Long-­‐term	
  infrastructure	
  projects	
  have	
  a	
  minimum	
  5-­‐year	
  
commitment	
  to	
  the	
  community	
  
•  Appropriate	
  technology	
  projects	
  vary	
  in	
  length	
  depending	
  
on	
  the	
  requirements	
  of	
  the	
  NGO	
  and	
  community	
  
What’s	
  the	
  connecJon?	
  
•  Coyle	
  is	
  founder	
  and	
  a	
  Director	
  of	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  
Sustainable	
  Development,	
  a	
  501(c)(3)	
  non-­‐profit	
  
•  Lead	
  for	
  EWB-­‐SFP	
  Appropriate	
  Technology	
  Design	
  Team	
  
and	
  Co-­‐president	
  for	
  EWB	
  West	
  Coast	
  Region	
  
•  Serves	
  on	
  EWB-­‐USA	
  West	
  Coast	
  Technical	
  Advisory	
  Team	
  
and	
  leads	
  monthly	
  team	
  reviews	
  of	
  project	
  applicaJons	
  
•  Authored	
  EWB	
  applicaJon	
  for	
  the	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  
Community	
  Improvement	
  Program	
  –	
  the	
  new	
  classroom	
  
building	
  has	
  now	
  been	
  completed	
  by	
  EWB-­‐Cleveland	
  
State,	
  water	
  quality	
  improvements	
  in	
  design	
  
•  Public	
  Lab	
  organizer:	
  presented	
  at	
  EWB	
  Regional	
  
Workshops	
  and	
  EWB	
  InternaJonal	
  on	
  “Simple,	
  
Inexpensive	
  Aerial	
  Photomapping	
  with	
  Balloons	
  or	
  Kites”	
  
and	
  mapped	
  sites	
  with	
  students	
  in	
  Belize	
  
Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  Sustainable	
  
Development	
  and	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  
•  We’ve	
  supported	
  	
  five	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  working	
  in	
  northern	
  
Belize	
  
•  Cleveland	
  State	
  University,	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  
•  Iowa	
  State	
  University,	
  Trinidad	
  
•  Lamar	
  University,	
  Chunox	
  in	
  the	
  Corozol	
  District	
  
•  Texas	
  A&M,	
  San	
  Mateo	
  on	
  Ambergris	
  Caye	
  
•  Oregon	
  State	
  University,	
  Valley	
  of	
  Peace	
  (new)	
  
Two	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  projects	
  are	
  
acJve	
  
•  This	
  year	
  we’ll	
  support	
  the	
  two	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  with	
  acJve	
  
projects	
  in	
  northern	
  Belize	
  
•  Cleveland	
  State	
  University,	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  
•  Lamar	
  University,	
  Chunox	
  in	
  the	
  Corozol	
  District	
  
• The	
  EWB	
  Cleveland	
  State	
  University	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  
classroom	
  building	
  project	
  is	
  	
  complete.	
  They	
  are	
  working	
  on	
  
water	
  quality	
  improvements	
  
• Lamar	
  University	
  is	
  fundraising	
  to	
  implement	
  sanitaJon	
  
system	
  leach	
  field	
  
Other	
  EWB	
  chapter	
  projects	
  are	
  
closed	
  
•  These	
  three	
  EWB	
  chapters	
  completed,	
  cancelled,	
  or	
  were	
  
unable	
  to	
  launch	
  their	
  projects	
  
•  Iowa	
  State	
  University,	
  Trinidad:	
  completed,	
  closed	
  
•  Texas	
  A&M,	
  San	
  Mateo	
  on	
  Ambergris	
  Caye:	
  cancelled	
  
•  Oregon	
  State	
  University,	
  Valley	
  of	
  Peace	
  (new):	
  unable	
  
to	
  launch	
  
Where	
  is	
  Belize?	
  
Belize	
  up	
  close	
  
•  Belize	
  is	
  small:	
  About	
  175	
  miles,	
  
north-­‐south,	
  by	
  80	
  miles	
  wide	
  
•  It	
  has	
  diverse	
  land	
  regions:	
  cayes,	
  
barrier	
  reef,	
  beaches,	
  tropical	
  rain	
  
forests,	
  	
  caves	
  with	
  rivers	
  running	
  
into	
  them,	
  mountain	
  pine	
  ridge,	
  and	
  
savannahs	
  (where	
  we	
  are)	
  
•  Belize	
  is	
  small	
  enough	
  and	
  
transportaJon	
  is	
  good	
  enough	
  that	
  a	
  
stop	
  at	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  can	
  be	
  
included	
  as	
  part	
  of	
  your	
  iJnerary,	
  
along	
  with	
  whatever	
  else	
  you	
  choose	
  
to	
  do	
  in	
  Belize	
  
•  If	
  you	
  visit	
  Belize	
  and	
  volunteer	
  with	
  
BOSSD,	
  a	
  reasonable	
  porJon	
  of	
  your	
  
trip	
  expenses	
  can	
  be	
  tax	
  deducJble	
  
How	
  to	
  get	
  involved	
  
•  Contact	
  me:	
  	
  
•  pat@coyles.com	
  
•  Belize	
  Open	
  Source:	
  hdp://belizeopensource.org	
  
•  SFP-­‐EWB:	
  hdp://ewb-­‐sfp.org/	
  
•  EWB-­‐USA:	
  hdp://www.ewb-­‐usa.org/	
  
•  Individual	
  chapters	
  and	
  projects	
  are	
  accessible	
  through	
  the	
  
EWB-­‐USA	
  website	
  
•  Public	
  Lab:	
  hdp://publiclab.org/	
  	
  
How	
  to	
  donate	
  to	
  chapters	
  
I’ll	
  be	
  donaJng	
  to	
  the	
  two	
  chapters	
  sJll	
  working	
  in	
  Belize	
  –	
  
websites	
  are	
  in	
  preparaJon	
  to	
  take	
  donaJons	
  starJng	
  in	
  
December.	
  EWB-­‐USA’s	
  partners	
  aren’t	
  matching	
  chapter	
  donaJons	
  
this	
  year	
  
•  hdps://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/pfp/
fundraisingforbelize.htm	
  
•  hdps://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/pfp/
lamaruniversityinbelize.htm	
  
August Pine Ridge, Belize
School Building Update
Cleveland	
  State	
  EWB	
  project	
  
•  The	
  new	
  school	
  building	
  provides	
  addiJonal	
  space	
  for	
  the	
  
current	
  overcrowded	
  school	
  that	
  serves	
  approximately	
  450	
  
students	
  and	
  serves	
  as	
  a	
  hurricane	
  shelter	
  for	
  the	
  general	
  
community	
  
•  A	
  project-­‐specific	
  assessment	
  trip	
  was	
  completed	
  in	
  
May	
  2010	
  and	
  the	
  floor	
  plan	
  for	
  the	
  school	
  was	
  
finalized	
  and	
  approved	
  by	
  the	
  community	
  
•  Data	
  on	
  building	
  material	
  quality	
  and	
  availability	
  was	
  
gathered	
  along	
  with	
  material	
  prices	
  
•  Detailed	
  site	
  soil	
  samples	
  were	
  collected	
  and	
  shipped	
  
to	
  CSU’s	
  campus	
  for	
  laboratory	
  tests.	
  Soil	
  
characterisJcs	
  were	
  incorporated	
  into	
  the	
  school	
  
building’s	
  foundaJon	
  design	
  
•  Soil	
  characterisJcs	
  for	
  a	
  	
  leach	
  field	
  for	
  the	
  school	
  
building’s	
  sepJc	
  system	
  were	
  evaluated	
  	
  	
  
Cleveland	
  State	
  EWB	
  (cont.)	
  
•  The	
  skill	
  level	
  of	
  local	
  labor	
  for	
  construcJon	
  was	
  assessed	
  
•  A	
  Belizean	
  Civil	
  Engineering	
  firm	
  agreed	
  to	
  help	
  the	
  
chapter	
  with	
  construcJon	
  in	
  Belize,	
  paperwork	
  required	
  
by	
  the	
  Central	
  Building	
  Authority	
  (CBA)	
  to	
  secure	
  
construcJon	
  approval	
  and	
  building	
  codes	
  used	
  in-­‐country	
  
A	
  Final	
  Design	
  Report	
  (FDR)	
  with	
  all	
  necessary	
  design	
  
calculaJons	
  and	
  construcJon	
  documents	
  was	
  submided	
  to	
  EWB-­‐
USA	
  for	
  review	
  and	
  implementaJon	
  was	
  approved	
  
Floor	
  plan	
  –	
  classroom	
  building	
  	
  
Cleveland	
  State	
  EWB	
  funding	
  
•  The	
  preliminary	
  esJmate	
  for	
  construcJon,	
  furnishing	
  and	
  
outiung	
  the	
  school	
  was	
  ~$150k	
  USD	
  
•  The	
  community	
  agreed	
  to	
  raise	
  $100k	
  in	
  cash	
  and/or	
  
in-­‐kind	
  contribuJons	
  (including	
  labor)	
  
•  The	
  CSU	
  Chapter	
  agreed	
  to	
  raise	
  up	
  to	
  $50k	
  (Coyle/
BOSSD	
  helped	
  in	
  modest	
  amounts)	
  
•  The	
  community	
  applied	
  for	
  funds	
  to	
  the	
  Belize	
  Natural	
  
Energy	
  Trust	
  (a	
  fund	
  organized	
  by	
  an	
  oil	
  company)	
  for	
  
$50k	
  and	
  to	
  the	
  Social	
  Improvement	
  Fund	
  (an	
  
internaJonal	
  development	
  fund	
  in	
  the	
  Caribbean)	
  
•  (as	
  of	
  early	
  August	
  ‘12,	
  the	
  cost	
  to	
  date	
  was	
  ~$134k,	
  
with	
  $61k	
  from	
  Belize	
  and	
  $73k	
  from	
  CSU	
  EWB)	
  
•  ConstrucJon	
  began	
  in	
  April,	
  2011	
  and	
  was	
  completed	
  
in	
  2012	
  
CSU Project Manager/ Site Engineer and APR School Project Committee
Chairman Julio Magaña at the completion of the project.
Classroom tiled and ready for use. The door is only open when the
building is utilized as a hurricane shelter by the community. Similar
doors allow passage throughout the building in safety.
Not everybody could be listed. We wish to also thank BASF, Parker Hannifin
Company, and Belize Open Source, to name a few more.
While in Belize the leaking roof on the existing school was repaired.
No more leaks. The black of the roof is the build up of ash from the
burning of sugar cane. Because of the slope on the new school, each
passing rain helps to keep the roof clean.
Anemometer installed on the
roof of the other school
building. Data collected by
the students of APR is
emailed to CSU engineering
students working closely
with Dr. Majid Rashidi and
his wind amplification turbine
system to properly size the
wind turbines.
CSU Students Amy Kalabon (left) and Alice Summerville (Right) level stone for the
leach field on the school property.
Completion of pipe runs to septic
tanks behind the school. At this
time the tanks are sealed and the
pipes all covered.
Distribution box walls poured, top was added the next day and everything is now
covered with fill material.
The leach field with all the pipes set awaiting the final cover of 18 inches of
soil.
TBD description.
TBD description.
TBD description.
TBD description.
TBD description.
TBD description.
TBD description.
CSU	
  next	
  steps	
  
Mid-October, 2014, Ryan Polder, chapter president, provided
updates:
•  Sent pictures from latest trip in March and reported on the
water project update submitted for Alcoa grant
•  Wrapping up the design of the water system
•  Planning to travel when that is finished and start acquiring
materials
•  Excited about the future of the project, as are a large number
of people in the college. There has been a large amount of
interest generated in joining our organization among our peers,
and attendance at the last general chapter meeting was about
double (maybe even more) than what we typically expect
•  Primarily concerned with staying in August Pine Ridge for the
immediate future
CSU	
  next	
  steps	
  
• The team was awarded the 2013 NCEES Engineering Award
for Connecting Professional Practice and Education, $25,000
grand prize for its submission, Design, Funding, and
Construction of the August Pine Ridge School/Hurricane Shelter
in Belize – the funds will be used to repay repay part of the
university loans for construction costs.
• Awarded $10,000 for Alcoa Creation of a Global Engineer Grant
for Water Quality and Alternative Energy project
• The August Pine Ridge Water Board has done a pilot program
with water meters to prepare for metering and use-based fees to
encourage water conservation and reduce operating costs.
• Students continue working with Dr. Majid Rashidi and his wind
amplification turbine system to examine the feasibility of wind
energy. Solar is also being considered.
Alcoa	
  CreaJon	
  of	
  a	
  Global	
  Engineer	
  
Grant:	
  Interim	
  Report	
  
Completed final assessment trip for Water Quality and Alternative
Energy project
•  Proposed the water treatment plant design to the community -
plan to install a four tank water filtration system to rid their water
of hardness, pesticides, and other unsatisfactory chemicals to
allow for potable consumption
•  Performed final water quality testing for both municipal and
ground water sources
•  Installed solar panel panel for feasibility testing is currently
being monitored for electrical output levels. The electricity is
being used to supplement the electrical demands of the local
elementary school
•  From meeting with community and water board, have identified
a community contractor to assist in construction of the treatment
plant
Water Quality Testing
Photo (left to right) Anna Florian, Stephen Kolbus, and Michael Sutadji taken
by Norbert Delatte
Installation of Solar Panel
Photo of Michael Sutadji taken by Anna Florian
Discussion Panel with Community over Water Treatment Design
Presentation
Photo of Community members taken by Michael Sutadji
Lamar	
  University,	
  village	
  of	
  Chunox	
  
in	
  the	
  Corozol	
  District	
  	
  
•  Implement	
  sanitaJon	
  system	
  for	
  the	
  St.	
  Viatore	
  vocaJonal	
  high	
  
school	
  
•  Performed	
  test	
  to	
  determine	
  water	
  quality,	
  soil	
  type,	
  soil	
  
percolaJon,	
  water	
  table,	
  land	
  survey	
  (for	
  a	
  percolaJon	
  
field),	
  located	
  a	
  site	
  for	
  the	
  bathrooms	
  
•  Formed	
  Memorandum	
  of	
  Understanding	
  with	
  the	
  school	
  –	
  
•  we	
  will	
  provide	
  materials	
  and	
  design	
  
•  	
  the	
  school	
  will	
  provide	
  labor,	
  some	
  lodging	
  and	
  meals	
  
•  Currently	
  working	
  on	
  alternaJves	
  Analysis:	
  our	
  preferred	
  
alternaJve	
  is	
  a	
  standard	
  flush	
  toilet.	
  The	
  effluent	
  waste	
  will	
  
be	
  treated	
  by	
  a	
  percolaJon	
  field	
  
Lamar	
  next	
  steps	
  
In October, Laura Soto, the new chapter president, provided updates:
•  Speaking to members of the Spindletop Rotary Club here in Beaumont, TX to
find out more about Rotary funding
•  Although the project design has been completed, mentor has warned that may
need adjustments to the design and travel plan/budget. If so, have 4 skilled/
experienced engineers who will not take long to make the adjustments
•  After mentor review, will be able to turn it into EWB –USA HQ
•  Hope to apply for EWB-grants for the 2015 Spring semester
•  Will be having a softball tournament fundraiser in the spring of 2015 as well as
a Gala possibly in late may 2015 or fall 2015. Plan to get speaker from Betchel,
and hopefully some sponsorship from DuPont. We are hopeful that both of our
fundraisers will be successful
•  Provided design drawings of the percolation field and the site plan
•  Because of cost, chapter has decided not to construct the restroom facility.
Design is complete and has potential to become a part of the project if find a
way to fund it
•  Established in 2008
•  Consists of over 20 current members
•  Started our first project in 2009
•  Traveled to Belize for the first time in 2010
About Lamar
University Chapter
!  We have raised about $25,000.
!  We are fundraising and preparing
grant applications for the balance of
the estimated $50k total.
!  Final design is complete and
approved by EWB-USA - just need
the funding.
LocaIon	
  
Official	
  Address:	
  
St.	
  Viator	
  High	
  School	
  
1.5	
  mi.	
  beyond	
  Chunox	
  Village	
  
Chunox	
  –	
  Sarteneja	
  Road	
  
P.O.	
  Box	
  330	
  
Corozal	
  Town	
  
Ferry	
  
St.	
  Viator	
  VocaIonal	
  High	
  School	
  
Cafeteria	
  
Water	
  Supply	
  
• 	
  	
  Water	
  line	
  from	
  Chunox	
  	
  
• 	
  	
  Chunox	
  uses	
  reverse	
  osmosis	
  on	
  
community	
  water	
  
• 	
  	
  There	
  is	
  no	
  water	
  filtration	
  on	
  site	
  
• 	
  	
  Supplies	
  Cafeteria	
  
• 	
  	
  School	
  Well,	
  pond	
  
• 	
  	
  Supplies	
  shower,	
  animals,	
  and	
  crops	
  
Pit	
  Latrine	
  Bathrooms	
  
Status:	
  grassroots	
  aerial	
  
photomapping	
  program	
  in	
  Belize	
  
•  During	
  9-­‐day	
  trip	
  in	
  February	
  ’13,	
  engaged	
  schools	
  to	
  develop	
  
capabiliJes	
  and	
  make	
  iniJal	
  set	
  of	
  maps	
  (Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  property,	
  
August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  school	
  classrooms	
  and	
  surrounding	
  community,	
  and	
  
Muffles	
  College)	
  
•  Posted	
  Research	
  Notes	
  on	
  Public	
  Lab,	
  in	
  context	
  of	
  a	
  plan	
  to:	
  
•  develop	
  capabiliJes,	
  
•  archive,	
  access	
  and	
  communicate	
  with	
  the	
  images,	
  
•  implement	
  training	
  through	
  classes	
  in	
  local	
  schools,	
  
•  conJnue	
  with	
  ongoing	
  workshops	
  for	
  future	
  visitors	
  to	
  extend	
  
techniques	
  and	
  map	
  more	
  of	
  the	
  country's	
  sites	
  of	
  interest	
  with	
  
emphasis	
  on	
  community	
  needs	
  and	
  benefits	
  to	
  local	
  users,	
  as	
  well	
  
as	
  some	
  the	
  gorgeous	
  sites	
  
•  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  school	
  and	
  Muffles	
  College	
  Environmental	
  Sciences	
  
program	
  parJcipated.	
  Jeff	
  Warren	
  and	
  Stewart	
  Long,	
  Public	
  Laboratory	
  
for	
  Open	
  Technology	
  and	
  Science,	
  have	
  parJcipated	
  in	
  planning	
  
Blanca Torres, principal of the August Pine Ridge school, wrote, “The aerial photo
mapping seems very interesting. I shared with my children and sisters the images
of our village … and they just loved them. … I welcome these opportunities where
I can involve my students in new learning experiences. I am very interested in
exposing them through your mapping project. We feel pride in having our
community appear in internet pages and more if we are involved in getting those
images.”
2013	
  August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  RC	
  school	
  mapping	
  
session	
  
TBD description.
TBD description.
In progress and completed new classroom building
Richard Obratil, former Chapter President, Project Manager/Site Engineer
EWB-Cleveland State University Chapter, wrote, “... here is a picture of the
building…”
2013	
  Muffles	
  Junior	
  College,	
  Belize	
  mapping	
  
sessions	
  
2013	
  Muffles	
  Junior	
  College,	
  Belize	
  mapping	
  
sessions	
  
Muffles	
  Junior	
  College,	
  Belize	
  mapping	
  sessions	
  
•  Did two hands-on
training and mapping
sessions with Rafael
Castillo, the faculty
advisor, and the
Environmental Club at
the Muffles Junior
College campus near
Orange Walk Town
•  Left them with a
complete KAP mapping
kit
•  Put a sustainable
mapping capability in
place at Muffles which
can serve the
Environmental Science
program
Site:	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  
Sustainable	
  Development	
  	
  
•  This	
  40-­‐acre	
  rural	
  property	
  
is	
  located	
  in	
  northwestern	
  
Belize	
  near	
  the	
  Mexican	
  
and	
  Guatemala	
  borders	
  
about	
  16	
  miles	
  from	
  
Orange	
  Walk	
  Town,	
  
between	
  the	
  villages	
  of	
  
August	
  Pine	
  Ridge	
  and	
  San	
  
Felipe	
  and	
  3.5	
  miles	
  to	
  the	
  
Rio	
  Hondo	
  Belize/Mexico	
  
border	
  
belizeopensource.org	
  
•  Google	
  Maps	
  shows	
  it,	
  but	
  unJl	
  
recently,	
  two	
  more	
  clicks	
  in	
  and	
  
you	
  ran	
  out	
  of	
  pixels	
  –	
  it’s	
  beder	
  
now	
  
2013	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  session	
  
2013	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  session	
  
Images	
  were	
  from	
  Canon	
  A1200	
  in	
  juice	
  bodle	
  rig	
  shooJng	
  in	
  
conJnuous	
  mode	
  (Qstarz	
  gps	
  tracker	
  flown	
  as	
  well)	
  
2013	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  session	
  
Images	
  from	
  Delta	
  LevitaJon	
  
2013	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  session	
  
Natalio	
  Soliz	
  flying	
  the	
  kite	
  
2014	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  sessions	
  
2014	
  Belize	
  Open	
  Source	
  mapping	
  sessions	
  
SFP-­‐ATDT	
  ComposJng	
  Latrines	
  in	
  
Nicaragua	
  
•  In	
  2010,	
  EWB-­‐SFP	
  ATDT,	
  Alvarez	
  Co-­‐op,	
  
Alcance	
  Nicaragua	
  (AN)	
  and	
  Outreach	
  
InternaJonal	
  (OI),	
  built	
  ten	
  composJng	
  
toilets	
  with	
  the	
  community	
  of	
  Los	
  Alvarez,	
  
Nicaragua	
  (134	
  families,	
  ~	
  938	
  people)	
  
•  95%	
  of	
  its	
  latrines	
  were	
  in	
  poor	
  condiJon.	
  	
  
These	
  latrines	
  flood	
  with	
  water	
  during	
  the	
  
winter	
  and	
  fail	
  structurally,	
  resulJng	
  in	
  
illnesses	
  due	
  to	
  exposure	
  to	
  fecal	
  mader	
  
and	
  water	
  contaminaJon	
  
•  The	
  environment	
  is	
  polluted	
  and	
  
inhabitants	
  are	
  exposed	
  to	
  physical	
  harm	
  
due	
  to	
  latrine	
  collapse	
  
Completed	
  composJng	
  
toilet	
  from	
  2010	
  pilot	
  
implementaJon	
  trip	
  
Phase	
  1	
  
•  In	
  April	
  2010,	
  EWB-­‐SFP	
  visited	
  Los	
  Alvarez	
  for	
  an	
  exploratory	
  trip	
  
•  The	
  design	
  selected,	
  with	
  the	
  input	
  from	
  the	
  community,	
  was	
  a	
  two-­‐
compartment	
  composJng	
  latrine	
  that	
  would	
  allow	
  one	
  
compartment	
  to	
  be	
  sealed	
  during	
  the	
  composJng	
  process	
  
•  Planning	
  and	
  material	
  procurement	
  took	
  place	
  between	
  October-­‐
December	
  2010	
  
•  ConstrucJon	
  took	
  place	
  in	
  January	
  2011	
  and	
  ten	
  composJng	
  
latrines	
  were	
  built	
  
•  Workshops	
  were	
  conducted	
  on	
  the	
  use	
  and	
  maintenance	
  of	
  the	
  
composJng	
  latrines	
  
•  blog:	
  hdp://compostnica.wordpress.com/	
  
ComposJng	
  Latrine	
  Status	
  
•  The	
  first	
  composJng	
  toilets	
  are	
  
working	
  great	
  
•  User	
  acceptance	
  has	
  been	
  high	
  
•  GeneraJon	
  and	
  use	
  of	
  compost	
  for	
  
agricultural	
  applicaJons	
  has	
  been	
  
successful	
  
•  The	
  community	
  wants	
  more	
  units	
  
Phase	
  2	
  Planning	
  
•  A	
  member	
  of	
  the	
  Alcance	
  
Nicaragua	
  designed	
  and	
  built	
  a	
  
“hybrid”	
  composJng	
  toilet	
  which	
  
decreased	
  the	
  cost	
  by	
  half,	
  to	
  
approximately	
  $300	
  per	
  toilet	
  
Prototype	
  reduced	
  cost	
  
redesigned	
  toilet	
  
Phase	
  2	
  Planning	
  (cont.)	
  
•  Goal:	
  build	
  fourteen	
  composJng	
  toilets	
  
in	
  El	
  Llanito	
  community	
  using	
  the	
  new	
  
design	
  ($336/toilet)	
  
•  Alcance	
  Nicaragua	
  responsibiliJes:	
  
materials	
  procurement	
  and	
  
transportaJon,	
  idenJfying	
  new	
  
beneficiaries,	
  managing	
  the	
  
construcJon,	
  and	
  collecJng	
  
beneficiaries’	
  contribuJon	
  (40%	
  of	
  cost)	
  
Phase	
  2	
  Planning	
  (cont.)	
  
•  July	
  2014:	
  AN	
  selects	
  parJcipants	
  
•  August	
  2014:	
  Material	
  Procurement	
  
prior	
  to	
  construcJon	
  start	
  
•  August	
  19-­‐August	
  31:	
  ConstrucJon	
  
•  Post	
  ConstrucJon:	
  
•  DocumentaJon	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  
Preparing	
  foundaJon	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  (cont.)	
  
Concrete	
  in	
  foundaJon	
  form	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  (cont.)	
  
Building	
  the	
  vaults	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  (cont.)	
  
Sealing	
  the	
  vaults	
  with	
  plaster	
  coat	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  (cont.)	
  
Building	
  the	
  upper	
  structure	
  
Phase	
  2	
  ConstrucIon	
  (cont.)	
  
Families	
  with	
  completed	
  toilets	
  
Families	
  a}er	
  workshop	
  	
  
CSU	
  and	
  my	
  photos	
  
TBD description.
CSU	
  prior	
  photos	
  
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
2014 update, Belize Open Source - Sustainable Development and Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) in northern Belize
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  • 1. Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development  and   Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐USA   (EWB-­‐USA)  in  northern  Belize     Patrick  Coyle     EWB-­‐SFP,  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development,     Public  Laboratory   for  LLNL-­‐  November,  2014  
  • 2. Agenda   •  Overview:  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development   •  Overview:   •  Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐ USA  (EWB-­‐USA)   •  Engineers  Without  Borders  —   San  Francisco  Professional   Chapter  (EWB-­‐SFP)     •  Status  update:  Five  EWB  chapter   projects  in  northern  Belize   •  Belize  kite  aerial  photo-­‐mapping   results   •   EWB  Nicaragua  composJng  toilets     •  More  photos   •  Belize  Open  Source  40-­‐acre  site   looking  toward  August  Pine   Ridge  village  
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  • 4. Summary:  HOME  donaJons   leveraged  with  matching   Year   HOME   Pledges DonaJons   EWB   Matched   August  Pine   Ridge  school   Muffles   College   Total   Donated   2014   $2520     $1500*   -­‐   $500*   2013   $1768     $1500*   $1500*   $500*   2012   $2060   $1500   $1500   $500   -­‐   2011   $2800   $1500   $1500   $500   $500   2010   $500   $500   $500   $500   Total   $9648   $6500   $5000   $2500   $500   $14500     *Projected:   No  2014   chapter   match   Starts  12/2  
  • 5. AcJviJes:  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development   •  Donate  HOME  donaJons  to  EWB  chapters  working  in   Belize,  prior  years  matched  with  year-­‐end  funds  from  EWB-­‐ USA   •  Muffles  school:  $500  for  emergency  construcJon  of  new   sepJc  tank   •  August  Pine  Ridge  school:   •  $500  for  public  address  system   •  $500  for  teachers’  texts  and  filing  cabinet  for  new   classrooms   •  $500  to  replace  termite  damaged  wooden  classroom   windows  with  metal  hurricane  shuders   •  $500 for bike racks   •  $500 for  mulJpurpose  room  
  • 6. AcJviJes:  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development  (cont.)   •  Raised  funds  and  built  first  visitors’  accommodaJons  at   BOSSD  for  the  CSU  EWB  team  during  their  visits  to   construct  the  new  classroom  building  in  August  Pine   Ridge   •  ConJnuing  to  seek  a  US  Rotary  club  to  partner  with  Belize   Orange  Walk  Rotary  and  the  CSU  EWB  August  Pine  Ridge   project   •  IniJated  DIY  aerial  photo-­‐mapping  program:  engaged   schools  and  made  iniJal  set  of  maps   •  Developing  programs  to  use  the  Belize  property   •  Passed  through  donaJon  to  EWB-­‐SFP  Nicaragua   composJng  toilets  
  • 7. Agenda   •  Updates  and  status:  Belize  Open   Source  -­‐  Sustainable  Development   •  Engineers  Without  Borders-­‐USA   (EWB-­‐USA)   •  Engineers  Without  Borders  —  San   Francisco  Professional  Chapter   (EWB-­‐SFP)     •  Updates  and  status:  Three  EWB   chapter  projects  in  northern  Belize   •  Belize  photos   •  Road  past  Belize  Open  Source   40-­‐acre  site    toward  August  Pine   Ridge  village   EWB-­‐USA  vision  and  mission   Vision  is  a  world   in  which  all   communiJes   have  the   capacity  to  meet   their  basic   human  needs     Supports  community-­‐driven  development  programs   worldwide  through  the  design  and  implementaJon  of   sustainable  engineering  projects,  while  fostering   responsible  leadership    
  • 8. EWB-­‐USA  Growth   2000   8  Members   1  Chapter     1  Project   2014   14,700  Members   ~  300  Chapters     684+  Programs   39  countries  
  • 9. •  Established  in  2004   •  ~  200  acJve  members   •  7  infrastructure  programs   •  2  Appropriate  Technology   Design  Team  (ATDT)   projects   •  ExecuJve  Commidee  and   support  commidees   provide  chapter   management,  fundraising,   and  publicity   EWB-­‐SFP  NaJon’s  1st  Professional  Chapter  
  • 10. EWB-­‐SFP  Programs  and  LocaJons   Kenya   Water  Supply   El  Salvador     Water  &  SanitaIon   Fiji     Water  System   Kenya   Water  System   HaiI   Community  Health  Clinic   and  Solar  Power   Honduras   Bridge  ConstrucIon  &   Water  DistribuIon   Nicaragua   ATDT  ComposIng  Toilets   Water  distribuIon  –  solar   pump   Tanzania   Well  rebuilding,  water   DistribuIon  &  solar   pumping  
  • 11. EWB  Project  Process  and   Commitment   •  Projects  have  a  non-­‐governmental  organizaJon  (NGO)  or   community  based  organizaJon  (CBO)  partner  acJng  as  a   liaison  to  the  community   •  Three  project  phases:   1.  Assessment   2.  Design  and  ImplementaJon   3.  Monitoring  and  EvaluaJon   •  Long-­‐term  infrastructure  projects  have  a  minimum  5-­‐year   commitment  to  the  community   •  Appropriate  technology  projects  vary  in  length  depending   on  the  requirements  of  the  NGO  and  community  
  • 12. What’s  the  connecJon?   •  Coyle  is  founder  and  a  Director  of  Belize  Open  Source  -­‐   Sustainable  Development,  a  501(c)(3)  non-­‐profit   •  Lead  for  EWB-­‐SFP  Appropriate  Technology  Design  Team   and  Co-­‐president  for  EWB  West  Coast  Region   •  Serves  on  EWB-­‐USA  West  Coast  Technical  Advisory  Team   and  leads  monthly  team  reviews  of  project  applicaJons   •  Authored  EWB  applicaJon  for  the  August  Pine  Ridge   Community  Improvement  Program  –  the  new  classroom   building  has  now  been  completed  by  EWB-­‐Cleveland   State,  water  quality  improvements  in  design   •  Public  Lab  organizer:  presented  at  EWB  Regional   Workshops  and  EWB  InternaJonal  on  “Simple,   Inexpensive  Aerial  Photomapping  with  Balloons  or  Kites”   and  mapped  sites  with  students  in  Belize  
  • 13. Belize  Open  Source  -­‐  Sustainable   Development  and  EWB  chapters   •  We’ve  supported    five  EWB  chapters  working  in  northern   Belize   •  Cleveland  State  University,  August  Pine  Ridge   •  Iowa  State  University,  Trinidad   •  Lamar  University,  Chunox  in  the  Corozol  District   •  Texas  A&M,  San  Mateo  on  Ambergris  Caye   •  Oregon  State  University,  Valley  of  Peace  (new)  
  • 14. Two  EWB  chapters  projects  are   acJve   •  This  year  we’ll  support  the  two  EWB  chapters  with  acJve   projects  in  northern  Belize   •  Cleveland  State  University,  August  Pine  Ridge   •  Lamar  University,  Chunox  in  the  Corozol  District   • The  EWB  Cleveland  State  University  August  Pine  Ridge   classroom  building  project  is    complete.  They  are  working  on   water  quality  improvements   • Lamar  University  is  fundraising  to  implement  sanitaJon   system  leach  field  
  • 15. Other  EWB  chapter  projects  are   closed   •  These  three  EWB  chapters  completed,  cancelled,  or  were   unable  to  launch  their  projects   •  Iowa  State  University,  Trinidad:  completed,  closed   •  Texas  A&M,  San  Mateo  on  Ambergris  Caye:  cancelled   •  Oregon  State  University,  Valley  of  Peace  (new):  unable   to  launch  
  • 17. Belize  up  close   •  Belize  is  small:  About  175  miles,   north-­‐south,  by  80  miles  wide   •  It  has  diverse  land  regions:  cayes,   barrier  reef,  beaches,  tropical  rain   forests,    caves  with  rivers  running   into  them,  mountain  pine  ridge,  and   savannahs  (where  we  are)   •  Belize  is  small  enough  and   transportaJon  is  good  enough  that  a   stop  at  Belize  Open  Source  can  be   included  as  part  of  your  iJnerary,   along  with  whatever  else  you  choose   to  do  in  Belize   •  If  you  visit  Belize  and  volunteer  with   BOSSD,  a  reasonable  porJon  of  your   trip  expenses  can  be  tax  deducJble  
  • 18. How  to  get  involved   •  Contact  me:     •  pat@coyles.com   •  Belize  Open  Source:  hdp://belizeopensource.org   •  SFP-­‐EWB:  hdp://ewb-­‐sfp.org/   •  EWB-­‐USA:  hdp://www.ewb-­‐usa.org/   •  Individual  chapters  and  projects  are  accessible  through  the   EWB-­‐USA  website   •  Public  Lab:  hdp://publiclab.org/    
  • 19. How  to  donate  to  chapters   I’ll  be  donaJng  to  the  two  chapters  sJll  working  in  Belize  –   websites  are  in  preparaJon  to  take  donaJons  starJng  in   December.  EWB-­‐USA’s  partners  aren’t  matching  chapter  donaJons   this  year   •  hdps://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/pfp/ fundraisingforbelize.htm   •  hdps://ssl.charityweb.net/ewbusa/pfp/ lamaruniversityinbelize.htm  
  • 20. August Pine Ridge, Belize School Building Update
  • 21. Cleveland  State  EWB  project   •  The  new  school  building  provides  addiJonal  space  for  the   current  overcrowded  school  that  serves  approximately  450   students  and  serves  as  a  hurricane  shelter  for  the  general   community   •  A  project-­‐specific  assessment  trip  was  completed  in   May  2010  and  the  floor  plan  for  the  school  was   finalized  and  approved  by  the  community   •  Data  on  building  material  quality  and  availability  was   gathered  along  with  material  prices   •  Detailed  site  soil  samples  were  collected  and  shipped   to  CSU’s  campus  for  laboratory  tests.  Soil   characterisJcs  were  incorporated  into  the  school   building’s  foundaJon  design   •  Soil  characterisJcs  for  a    leach  field  for  the  school   building’s  sepJc  system  were  evaluated      
  • 22. Cleveland  State  EWB  (cont.)   •  The  skill  level  of  local  labor  for  construcJon  was  assessed   •  A  Belizean  Civil  Engineering  firm  agreed  to  help  the   chapter  with  construcJon  in  Belize,  paperwork  required   by  the  Central  Building  Authority  (CBA)  to  secure   construcJon  approval  and  building  codes  used  in-­‐country   A  Final  Design  Report  (FDR)  with  all  necessary  design   calculaJons  and  construcJon  documents  was  submided  to  EWB-­‐ USA  for  review  and  implementaJon  was  approved  
  • 23. Floor  plan  –  classroom  building    
  • 24. Cleveland  State  EWB  funding   •  The  preliminary  esJmate  for  construcJon,  furnishing  and   outiung  the  school  was  ~$150k  USD   •  The  community  agreed  to  raise  $100k  in  cash  and/or   in-­‐kind  contribuJons  (including  labor)   •  The  CSU  Chapter  agreed  to  raise  up  to  $50k  (Coyle/ BOSSD  helped  in  modest  amounts)   •  The  community  applied  for  funds  to  the  Belize  Natural   Energy  Trust  (a  fund  organized  by  an  oil  company)  for   $50k  and  to  the  Social  Improvement  Fund  (an   internaJonal  development  fund  in  the  Caribbean)   •  (as  of  early  August  ‘12,  the  cost  to  date  was  ~$134k,   with  $61k  from  Belize  and  $73k  from  CSU  EWB)   •  ConstrucJon  began  in  April,  2011  and  was  completed   in  2012  
  • 25. CSU Project Manager/ Site Engineer and APR School Project Committee Chairman Julio Magaña at the completion of the project.
  • 26. Classroom tiled and ready for use. The door is only open when the building is utilized as a hurricane shelter by the community. Similar doors allow passage throughout the building in safety.
  • 27. Not everybody could be listed. We wish to also thank BASF, Parker Hannifin Company, and Belize Open Source, to name a few more.
  • 28. While in Belize the leaking roof on the existing school was repaired. No more leaks. The black of the roof is the build up of ash from the burning of sugar cane. Because of the slope on the new school, each passing rain helps to keep the roof clean.
  • 29. Anemometer installed on the roof of the other school building. Data collected by the students of APR is emailed to CSU engineering students working closely with Dr. Majid Rashidi and his wind amplification turbine system to properly size the wind turbines.
  • 30. CSU Students Amy Kalabon (left) and Alice Summerville (Right) level stone for the leach field on the school property.
  • 31. Completion of pipe runs to septic tanks behind the school. At this time the tanks are sealed and the pipes all covered.
  • 32. Distribution box walls poured, top was added the next day and everything is now covered with fill material.
  • 33. The leach field with all the pipes set awaiting the final cover of 18 inches of soil.
  • 41. CSU  next  steps   Mid-October, 2014, Ryan Polder, chapter president, provided updates: •  Sent pictures from latest trip in March and reported on the water project update submitted for Alcoa grant •  Wrapping up the design of the water system •  Planning to travel when that is finished and start acquiring materials •  Excited about the future of the project, as are a large number of people in the college. There has been a large amount of interest generated in joining our organization among our peers, and attendance at the last general chapter meeting was about double (maybe even more) than what we typically expect •  Primarily concerned with staying in August Pine Ridge for the immediate future
  • 42. CSU  next  steps   • The team was awarded the 2013 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education, $25,000 grand prize for its submission, Design, Funding, and Construction of the August Pine Ridge School/Hurricane Shelter in Belize – the funds will be used to repay repay part of the university loans for construction costs. • Awarded $10,000 for Alcoa Creation of a Global Engineer Grant for Water Quality and Alternative Energy project • The August Pine Ridge Water Board has done a pilot program with water meters to prepare for metering and use-based fees to encourage water conservation and reduce operating costs. • Students continue working with Dr. Majid Rashidi and his wind amplification turbine system to examine the feasibility of wind energy. Solar is also being considered.
  • 43. Alcoa  CreaJon  of  a  Global  Engineer   Grant:  Interim  Report   Completed final assessment trip for Water Quality and Alternative Energy project •  Proposed the water treatment plant design to the community - plan to install a four tank water filtration system to rid their water of hardness, pesticides, and other unsatisfactory chemicals to allow for potable consumption •  Performed final water quality testing for both municipal and ground water sources •  Installed solar panel panel for feasibility testing is currently being monitored for electrical output levels. The electricity is being used to supplement the electrical demands of the local elementary school •  From meeting with community and water board, have identified a community contractor to assist in construction of the treatment plant
  • 44. Water Quality Testing Photo (left to right) Anna Florian, Stephen Kolbus, and Michael Sutadji taken by Norbert Delatte
  • 45. Installation of Solar Panel Photo of Michael Sutadji taken by Anna Florian
  • 46. Discussion Panel with Community over Water Treatment Design Presentation Photo of Community members taken by Michael Sutadji
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  • 54. Lamar  University,  village  of  Chunox   in  the  Corozol  District     •  Implement  sanitaJon  system  for  the  St.  Viatore  vocaJonal  high   school   •  Performed  test  to  determine  water  quality,  soil  type,  soil   percolaJon,  water  table,  land  survey  (for  a  percolaJon   field),  located  a  site  for  the  bathrooms   •  Formed  Memorandum  of  Understanding  with  the  school  –   •  we  will  provide  materials  and  design   •   the  school  will  provide  labor,  some  lodging  and  meals   •  Currently  working  on  alternaJves  Analysis:  our  preferred   alternaJve  is  a  standard  flush  toilet.  The  effluent  waste  will   be  treated  by  a  percolaJon  field  
  • 55. Lamar  next  steps   In October, Laura Soto, the new chapter president, provided updates: •  Speaking to members of the Spindletop Rotary Club here in Beaumont, TX to find out more about Rotary funding •  Although the project design has been completed, mentor has warned that may need adjustments to the design and travel plan/budget. If so, have 4 skilled/ experienced engineers who will not take long to make the adjustments •  After mentor review, will be able to turn it into EWB –USA HQ •  Hope to apply for EWB-grants for the 2015 Spring semester •  Will be having a softball tournament fundraiser in the spring of 2015 as well as a Gala possibly in late may 2015 or fall 2015. Plan to get speaker from Betchel, and hopefully some sponsorship from DuPont. We are hopeful that both of our fundraisers will be successful •  Provided design drawings of the percolation field and the site plan •  Because of cost, chapter has decided not to construct the restroom facility. Design is complete and has potential to become a part of the project if find a way to fund it
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  • 58. •  Established in 2008 •  Consists of over 20 current members •  Started our first project in 2009 •  Traveled to Belize for the first time in 2010 About Lamar University Chapter
  • 59. !  We have raised about $25,000. !  We are fundraising and preparing grant applications for the balance of the estimated $50k total. !  Final design is complete and approved by EWB-USA - just need the funding.
  • 60. LocaIon   Official  Address:   St.  Viator  High  School   1.5  mi.  beyond  Chunox  Village   Chunox  –  Sarteneja  Road   P.O.  Box  330   Corozal  Town  
  • 62. St.  Viator  VocaIonal  High  School  
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  • 66. Water  Supply   •     Water  line  from  Chunox     •     Chunox  uses  reverse  osmosis  on   community  water   •     There  is  no  water  filtration  on  site   •     Supplies  Cafeteria   •     School  Well,  pond   •     Supplies  shower,  animals,  and  crops  
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  • 69. Status:  grassroots  aerial   photomapping  program  in  Belize   •  During  9-­‐day  trip  in  February  ’13,  engaged  schools  to  develop   capabiliJes  and  make  iniJal  set  of  maps  (Belize  Open  Source  property,   August  Pine  Ridge  school  classrooms  and  surrounding  community,  and   Muffles  College)   •  Posted  Research  Notes  on  Public  Lab,  in  context  of  a  plan  to:   •  develop  capabiliJes,   •  archive,  access  and  communicate  with  the  images,   •  implement  training  through  classes  in  local  schools,   •  conJnue  with  ongoing  workshops  for  future  visitors  to  extend   techniques  and  map  more  of  the  country's  sites  of  interest  with   emphasis  on  community  needs  and  benefits  to  local  users,  as  well   as  some  the  gorgeous  sites   •  August  Pine  Ridge  school  and  Muffles  College  Environmental  Sciences   program  parJcipated.  Jeff  Warren  and  Stewart  Long,  Public  Laboratory   for  Open  Technology  and  Science,  have  parJcipated  in  planning  
  • 70. Blanca Torres, principal of the August Pine Ridge school, wrote, “The aerial photo mapping seems very interesting. I shared with my children and sisters the images of our village … and they just loved them. … I welcome these opportunities where I can involve my students in new learning experiences. I am very interested in exposing them through your mapping project. We feel pride in having our community appear in internet pages and more if we are involved in getting those images.”
  • 71. 2013  August  Pine  Ridge  RC  school  mapping   session  
  • 74. In progress and completed new classroom building Richard Obratil, former Chapter President, Project Manager/Site Engineer EWB-Cleveland State University Chapter, wrote, “... here is a picture of the building…”
  • 75. 2013  Muffles  Junior  College,  Belize  mapping   sessions  
  • 76. 2013  Muffles  Junior  College,  Belize  mapping   sessions  
  • 77. Muffles  Junior  College,  Belize  mapping  sessions   •  Did two hands-on training and mapping sessions with Rafael Castillo, the faculty advisor, and the Environmental Club at the Muffles Junior College campus near Orange Walk Town •  Left them with a complete KAP mapping kit •  Put a sustainable mapping capability in place at Muffles which can serve the Environmental Science program
  • 78. Site:  Belize  Open  Source   Sustainable  Development     •  This  40-­‐acre  rural  property   is  located  in  northwestern   Belize  near  the  Mexican   and  Guatemala  borders   about  16  miles  from   Orange  Walk  Town,   between  the  villages  of   August  Pine  Ridge  and  San   Felipe  and  3.5  miles  to  the   Rio  Hondo  Belize/Mexico   border   belizeopensource.org   •  Google  Maps  shows  it,  but  unJl   recently,  two  more  clicks  in  and   you  ran  out  of  pixels  –  it’s  beder   now  
  • 79. 2013  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  session  
  • 80. 2013  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  session   Images  were  from  Canon  A1200  in  juice  bodle  rig  shooJng  in   conJnuous  mode  (Qstarz  gps  tracker  flown  as  well)  
  • 81. 2013  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  session   Images  from  Delta  LevitaJon  
  • 82. 2013  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  session   Natalio  Soliz  flying  the  kite  
  • 83. 2014  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  sessions  
  • 84. 2014  Belize  Open  Source  mapping  sessions  
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  • 88. SFP-­‐ATDT  ComposJng  Latrines  in   Nicaragua   •  In  2010,  EWB-­‐SFP  ATDT,  Alvarez  Co-­‐op,   Alcance  Nicaragua  (AN)  and  Outreach   InternaJonal  (OI),  built  ten  composJng   toilets  with  the  community  of  Los  Alvarez,   Nicaragua  (134  families,  ~  938  people)   •  95%  of  its  latrines  were  in  poor  condiJon.     These  latrines  flood  with  water  during  the   winter  and  fail  structurally,  resulJng  in   illnesses  due  to  exposure  to  fecal  mader   and  water  contaminaJon   •  The  environment  is  polluted  and   inhabitants  are  exposed  to  physical  harm   due  to  latrine  collapse   Completed  composJng   toilet  from  2010  pilot   implementaJon  trip  
  • 89. Phase  1   •  In  April  2010,  EWB-­‐SFP  visited  Los  Alvarez  for  an  exploratory  trip   •  The  design  selected,  with  the  input  from  the  community,  was  a  two-­‐ compartment  composJng  latrine  that  would  allow  one   compartment  to  be  sealed  during  the  composJng  process   •  Planning  and  material  procurement  took  place  between  October-­‐ December  2010   •  ConstrucJon  took  place  in  January  2011  and  ten  composJng   latrines  were  built   •  Workshops  were  conducted  on  the  use  and  maintenance  of  the   composJng  latrines   •  blog:  hdp://compostnica.wordpress.com/  
  • 90. ComposJng  Latrine  Status   •  The  first  composJng  toilets  are   working  great   •  User  acceptance  has  been  high   •  GeneraJon  and  use  of  compost  for   agricultural  applicaJons  has  been   successful   •  The  community  wants  more  units  
  • 91. Phase  2  Planning   •  A  member  of  the  Alcance   Nicaragua  designed  and  built  a   “hybrid”  composJng  toilet  which   decreased  the  cost  by  half,  to   approximately  $300  per  toilet   Prototype  reduced  cost   redesigned  toilet  
  • 92. Phase  2  Planning  (cont.)   •  Goal:  build  fourteen  composJng  toilets   in  El  Llanito  community  using  the  new   design  ($336/toilet)   •  Alcance  Nicaragua  responsibiliJes:   materials  procurement  and   transportaJon,  idenJfying  new   beneficiaries,  managing  the   construcJon,  and  collecJng   beneficiaries’  contribuJon  (40%  of  cost)  
  • 93. Phase  2  Planning  (cont.)   •  July  2014:  AN  selects  parJcipants   •  August  2014:  Material  Procurement   prior  to  construcJon  start   •  August  19-­‐August  31:  ConstrucJon   •  Post  ConstrucJon:   •  DocumentaJon  
  • 94. Phase  2  ConstrucIon   Preparing  foundaJon  
  • 95. Phase  2  ConstrucIon  (cont.)   Concrete  in  foundaJon  form  
  • 96. Phase  2  ConstrucIon  (cont.)   Building  the  vaults  
  • 97. Phase  2  ConstrucIon  (cont.)   Sealing  the  vaults  with  plaster  coat  
  • 98. Phase  2  ConstrucIon  (cont.)   Building  the  upper  structure  
  • 99. Phase  2  ConstrucIon  (cont.)   Families  with  completed  toilets  
  • 101. CSU  and  my  photos  
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