Current Projects

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  • La Criba, El Salvador

  • EWB-CSU began our partnership with the community of La Criba, El Salvador, in 2008. The difficulties for La Criba first began when an earthquake damaged the springs that supplied all the water to the community - this has lead to a detertiorting water distribution system and has caused the water production of the springs to decrease drastically, as well as become contaminated. Since then, we have designed and installed a water distribution system including the transmission and distribution lines, a semi-automatic pump, and a 26,000 gallon tank. As of October, 2016, nearly all of the 200+ homes in La Criba have running water. Currently, we are working to mitigate erosion around one of the transmission lines, develop a sustainable financial plan, and implement a lasting chlorination system.

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  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota

  • CSU-EWB is partnering with two non-profits on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They are the Tiyospaye Winyan Maka(TWM) and the Oglala Lakota Cultural & Economic Revitalization Initiative. The project's objective is create a sustainable earthship building that will be a headquarters for both non-profits. The building will include classrooms, bedrooms, a greenhouse, and an office for TWM. Currently we have created the floor plan and designs of the structure and greenhouse area. We have also been doing research and planning on how the building will be powered off-grid as well as creating the water supply system for the facility.

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  • St. Lucia

  • St. Lucia is a small Caribbean island that suffers from frequent flooding. In January 2017, our club traveled to the island to establish a relationship with the people of St. Lucia and lay the groundwork for a project to mitigate the damages due to flooding. We are working mainly with the St. Lucian government and the Water Resources Management Agency (WRMA), who are interested in using the data from existing rain gauges to model their floods and design bridges that can withstand the floods rather than being washed away with every intense rainfall.