Building a Water Catchment in Cameroon

On the January 2016 trip to Cameroon, EWB Yale assessed a new spring source to bring additional water to the village of Roh.  After deeming the source to be suitable, we set out again in May 2016 to work with the villagers on building a catchment to collect the spring water (which would eventually be connected to the village’s water storage tank with pipes).

EWB-Yale January 2016 Assessment Trip

Three members of our EWB team traveled to Cameroon this winter to meet with the community of Roh to review progress and assess next steps for reinforcing the system’s supply of water during the end of the dry season. Water shortages and breaking taps were some of the issues that were raised. We are exploring the possibility of adding a new spring source to provide extra water during the dry season, which will involve building a water catchment (to collect rainwater that has seeped into the soil) and 2 kilometers of pipe (to transport this water into the community).

EWB Bridge Competition

November 18, 2013 - 12:00am by Anonymous (not verified)

On October 29th, new members of the Yale chapter of Engineers without Borders put their design abilities to the test during a EWB bridge competition. This night of competition was the culmination of several weeks of work on the part of new EWB members, who were split into several teams. Each team had to design a bridge that could span a 1’ gap and transport a small toy ATV (nicknamed “Dave” after Yale chapter mentor Dave Sacco). Additional points were to be awarded based on the ratio of the weight that the bridge supported to the bridge’s own weight.


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