Friday, October 06, 2006

project cambodia water dam

recently, i got involved with a group called engineers without borders, a non-profit organization partnered with developing communities worldwide in improving their quality of life by implementing sustainable engineering projects.
i found myself on the design team of a fast-paced project on reconstructing a water dam in the balang communes near siemreab, cambodia.

the project is to reconstruct an earthen levee that was destroyed by a flood six years ago, disabling nearby villages of a resevoir that once provided them with water for their rice crops during the dry season.
the reconstructed dam will be a concrete weir (a dam with water gates). the dam will benefit over 18,000 villagers by supplying enough water storage and irrigation for rice crop harvest year round.

fundraising event:
for starters, i'm running a fundraising event!
info as follows:
where: underground
613 2nd ave btw. 33rd+34th st.
new york, ny 10016
when: oct. 12
time: 6pm - midnight
donation: $10 students/$15 others
includes free first drinks
*(all donations are tax deductable and will be matched
by the pb foundation)

this task is gonna take more than one geek!
project cambodia water dam: pending!

updated summary:
fundraising for the cambodia water dam was a great success! we had over 85 people pack the bar. with their support and a generous match by the pb foundation, we raised over $3000. thank you all for you support!
project cambodia water dam fundraiser: pass!

video by humantranslation
more info on the cambodia water project
more info on engineers without borders nyc chapter
map of the venue underground

photo courtesy of devittj

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