Bolivia: Water Supply Assessment

University of Minnesota Student Chapter

About the Project

Location:

Yulo, Bolivia

Purpose:

Water Supply Assessment

Overview:

Yulo is a small community of approximately 60 residents, located in south-central Bolivia. The community is composed mostly of subsistence farmers, growing a variety of crops, including corn, potato, barley, and peaches. These crops are irrigated by the Juckach River which is heavily contaminated by nearby mines that have been abandoned. The EWB-UMN group is currently in the assessment phase of their project which is to assess the water supply and cleanliness for the agricultural community of Yulo.

Status:

The Yulo group is currently in the assessment phase of the project. The first assessment trip was taken in January of 2015, and a second trip to obtain needed survey and gather information is being planned for summer 2015.

For more information, visit the EWB-UMN Chapter Website.

Get Involved!

General Meeting | 2015 Spring Semester

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30pm

Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS) Building, University of Minnesota, Room 512-B

Mentor Expertise Areas Requested:

  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Gravity Distribution Systems
  • Piping and Materials
  • Water Quality
  • Civil/Construction Support

Contact Us…

Professional Mentor Contact:

Marcus Bush

Student Chapter Contact:

Becca Mattson