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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic Project Overview

Villa Verde, Dominican Republic

Currently, EWB-TAMU is planning to serve a community in the Dominican Republic. Through the implementation of a water distribution and sanitation system we plan on making a life-changing impact in the future community!

The DR project team focuses on developing a road and drainage system in Villa Verde to prevent structural damage and divert the influx of water that pools and attracts mosquitos with malaria by:

  • Identifying primary flood sources

  • Defining conveyance systems

  • Implementing an improved drainage system along their roads to mitigate flooding and eliminate standing water

Highest Priority Needs

  • Improving road system to make roads passable for personal transport, even during rainy season

    • Walking, bikes, motorcycles, small cars​

  • Develop drainage system to divert standing water to nearby outlet

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The Community

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  • Diverse community outside capital, Santo Domingo

  • Primary language is Spanish

  • 6,000 people

  • 2,000 households

  • Community broken into 3 regions - upper, middle, and lower area

    • Lower area has most pressing need​

  • Dirt roads with poor drainage

Areas of Interest

Drainage & Roadwork

  • One hour of rain can cause flooding

  • Rains 30 - 40 times a year

  • Currently, no formal drainage system exists

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Semester Subteams

Assessment Planning Team​

Help fill out remote assessment pre-trip document, assessment trip planning, and put together trip binders for the travel team
 

Create the data collection plan for travel team

Remote Data Collection Team

Develop technical knowledge on drainage systems, learn how to interpret and gather data, create a detailed plan for data collection in the DR
 

Apply the supplied data from the DR community to GIS or AutoCAD

Local Data Collection Team​

Develop technical knowledge on drainage systems, learn how to interpret and gather data, create a detailed plan for data collection in the DR
 

Apply the local REACH drone data collected to GIS or AutoCAD

Dominican Republic Project Leads

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How to Join

If you’re a new member, check out our “New Members” page or follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the membership form to become a member of EWB

  2. Pay dues

  3. Join the GroupMe for both EWB and the DR team

  4. Attend meetings

Main GroupMe

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DR Meetings
Wednesdays | 6:30PM | HEB 219
Weekly

DR GroupMe

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