Thursday, June 24, 2010

EWB in Camoapa Nicaragua.

Members of the local EWB chapter recently returned from an assessment trip to Camoapa, Nicaragua in a partnership with the Aracta-Camoapa Sister City Project.

We are currently developing the following projects:

Hospital well pump. Currently the hospital relies on city water. But due to tank elevations and upstream system demands, the hospital is often without water. In response, untreated water is trucked in and patients are required to bring their own potable water. There is a well about 300 meters away that was drilled and donated by the city of Camoapa. EWB will conduct pump and quality tests to design and install a pump and transmission line from the well to the hospital.

• The current water distribution system for the city of ~15,000 is entirely within one pressure zone. They would like to create separate zones that can be isolated. This will allow them to provide more water and make it easier to conduct repairs. EWB will be assisting the city engineers with a hydraulic analysis on how to improve the water system.

• Humboldt State Engineering students will be building a hand powered rope pump, commonly used in Nicaragua for pumping water from shallow wells.

Monday, December 8, 2008

EWB_NCP Looking for Engineers for Project in Nicaragua

EWB-NCP has been approached by the non-profit Clinica Verde to help out with a great project in Nicaragua! The project involves design and construction of a health clinic in Nicaragua built from environmentally sustainable principles that can be replicated throughout the world. More information regarding the project can be found at the Clinica Verde website,

We are looking for volunteers interested in helping out in any of the following areas:

1) Review and comment on geotech report
2) Investigate possibliites for backup energy system (solar, wind, methane, etc.)
3) Site hydrology review and potential project related to water and sanitation
4) Review of site development concepts and comment/make suggestions on how to
integrate civil engineering requirements
5) Work with our design team to implement suggestions and good practices
6) Review construction documents and mark up as required
7) Review submittals
8) Visit site during construction to review installation

Please comment below if you are interested in getting involved with the project, or email us at Comments are preferred so questions and responses can be viewed by all.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Follow EWB-NCP on Twitter!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

EWB-NCP Elections

Elections for the following chapter officer positions are currently being held.

  • President (Carlos Diaz)
  • Director (Antonio Llanos)
  • Vice-President (Tressie Word)
  • Secretary
  • Communications Officer (Travis James)
  • Treasurer (Pat Kaspari)
  • Student Liaison (Antonio Llanos)
  • Programs Coordinator (Jason Lawrence)
  • Project Coordinator
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Fundraising Chair
The name in the parenthesis is the individual who has already received a nomination for the position. If you feel that you would like to nominate yourself or anyone else for any of these positions, please do so. We will be finalizing the elections at our January chapter meeting. For more information on position responsibilities contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions.

To nominate someone or yourself (again for any position), please comment below or email us (

Meet & Greet

EWB-NCP is having a meet and greet. The meet and greet will be held at Jambalaya in Arcata, CA on December 10, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:00. This will be a great time to get additional information about EWB-NCP's open officer positions, future goals, and potential future projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Mexico. Please join us!

EWB-NCP is now on Facebook

Come join our group on Facebook and help us network with the World. The better our network, the more successful we will be at finding and completing projects. Tell your friends to join too.


Monday, September 1, 2008

Our First Blog

The Northcoast Professional Chapter is happy to announce its blog site. This site will be used to post chapter information. This will include minutes from the meetings, presentations, and updates on projects etc. If you see something you would like to be involved with, just let us know and we will see what we can do. For now we will be playing with the possibilities of this blog.