Needs Civil Engineer(s) – concept plan for water source development, water distribution system and pump station. CE's will also help to develop a water distribution management plan (utilities management) and cost estimates related to the overall project. Position Filled
- Agricultural Engineer / Agricultural Specialist – conceptual design of irrigation facilities, soils evaluation with regard to crop recommendations and water demand estimates related to irrigation. Consider me...
- Surveyor / Survey Technician – linear survey of water distribution pipe run, reservoir and water source site survey and computer processing of resulting data (Survey volunteer may make use of Sokkia Set 3/Set 4 Total Station available from the eMi² office in India). Consider me...
- Geotechnical Engineer – preliminary evaluation of soils for reservoir development sites and foundation issues related to water holding facilities. Position Filled
- Project Sponsor – If you can't come, maybe you can help us operate this project on a non-profit basis with a one-time donation to Project 8215. Thanks for investing in our ministry!
In 1996 EMI visited a small village in Southern Nepal to help a church establish a water system that would serve the local community. The response from that project was astounding as many of the people were blessed with this new resource. Since that time, the church has seen threefold growth which has been attributed to the love and kindness of those who have served. Once again the church has asked eMi² to bring a team of design professionals to plan a water system that will serve over 12,500 people in Padampokhari Nepal. Please consider putting your skills to use as we serve some of the world's least reached people. Learn More...
In order to best serve the people in the area, the church has set the following priorities for development of the water system: 1. Land survey of the water distribution pipe run & other sites related to the distribution system, 2. A conceptual agricultural plan for irrigation and crop selection, 3. A conceptual civil engineering design of the water distribution system including, pipe design, pump station design and a water distribution management plan. 4. A Geotechnical Engineering evaluation of soils for a reservoir and for water tank foundation stability.
The eMi² team will visit the project site in Padampokhari to develop a functional map of the land and engineering conceptual designs. The project team will assemble in Kathmandu, the capitol city of Nepal, and will travel to the project site by automobile. After the trip, we will head to the eMi² office in New Delhi to begin the project wrap-up. This post-trip Project+ segment is also an option for volunteers. Join our team as we venture into rural Southern Nepal and use your unique skills to serve the people of this Nation.
Project Team Graham Frank - eMi² Team Leader
Bijay Gurung - Volunteer Civil Engineer
Chance Steffey - Volunteer Civil Engineer
John Rahe - Volunteer Civil Engineer
Wil Kirchner - Volunteer Agricultural Specialist
Sam Pope - Volunteer Surveyor
Kathleen Jarvis - Volunteer Geotechnical Engineer
Approx. Rs. 6,000 – 8,000 (from within South Asia)
Approx. US $1,200 – 1,400 (from Europe / Asia)
Approx. US $2,200 – 2,400 (from North America) More information on project costs