BACKGROUND

The VCU Student Chapter was founded in April 2011 by Jeff Stumb (Mech.Eng, ’11) and Chris Holden (BME, ’12). In May 2011, the chapter was assigned its first overseas project, developing a water distribution system for San Antonio de Lomerio in Bolivia. professional mentor. The chapter is currently working on a Bio Sand filter project for Honduras.The VCU Student Chapter was founded in April 2011 by Jeff Stumb (Mech.Eng, ’11) and Chris Holden (BME, ’12). In May 2011, the chapter was assigned its first overseas project, developing a water distribution system for San Antonio de Lomerio in Bolivia. professional mentor. The chapter is currently working on a Bio Sand filter project for Honduras.

Honduras Bio Sand Filter Project

PROJECT TIMELINE: 2008- 2015

PROJECT STATUS : ACTIVE

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Drainage Ditches, Chiquisis , Guatemala

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PROJECT STATUS : UPCOMING

PROJECT SUMMARY : Excessive erosion has occurred along several streets and overland between streets in the lower portion of the village. Some ditches are eroded to depths of up to 2 to 3m with almost vertical side walls. The village was completed about 8 years ago. The steep paved streets above exacerbate velocity and amount of runoff. The soils are inter-bedded clays and sands.  If left unmitigated these ditches will continue to deepen and widen and impact both the roadways and adjacent properties. Backfill ditches with compacted sands and clays and design check dams of clay and cover with a geosynthetic to protect against erosion of the clay. Rock is not locally available.

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BOLIVIA WATER SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION PROJECT

PROJECT TIMELINE: COMPLETED

PROJECT STATUS : UPCOMING

bolivia-2PROJECT SUMMARY : This project was performed as a joint venture between the EWB-USA VCU Student Chapter and EWB-USA James River Professional Chapter along with support by a local Bolivian NGO, Engineers in Action (EIA). The community of San Antonio De Lomerío (SAL) is in a very rural area of Bolivia supplied by a single lane dirt road in extremely poor condition.This project concentrated on the first phase of the program and was aimed at bringing clean water to an existing elevated water tower and delivering clean water to few locations.

PROJECT LEADERS:   Jeff Stumb (jstumb@gmail.com) ,   Allison Yaguchi (yaguchial@vcu.edu)

PROJECT MENTOR : Theo Dillaha (dillaha@vt.edu)

CHAPTER OFFICERS

President Branden Haynes haynesb2@mymail.vcu.edu
Vice President Stuart Long
pghjake@vt.edu
Treasurer 

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