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Sustainable Water Development for the Village of Miramar, Honduras


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Sustainable Water Development for the Village of Miramar, Honduras

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dc.contributor.author Campana, Michael E.
dc.contributor.author Minnis, Michele
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-22T17:02:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-22T17:02:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12553
dc.description Water Resources 573, Field Methods course publication. Water Resources Program, University of New Mexico. en_US
dc.description.abstract The UNM Water Resources Program (WRP) offers the Master of Water Resources (MWR) degree, an interdisciplinary professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in water resources. The program seeks to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of their primary disciplines and, at the same time, improve their capacity to think carefully and comprehensively, and develop their technical and communication skills. In order to help achieve this goal, the WRP has developed three interdisciplinary (core) courses, the last of these courses (WR 573) being designed as a capstone, representing a culmination of the student’s experience in the program. This final class is an intensive field-based course in which the students work together using their previous coursework and acquired skills. A specific field project is undertaken, and students work through problem identification and definition, collect/analyze data, propose solutions, and present conclusions and recommendations in an appropriate forum. This year, the WR 573 class spent 12 days in Honduras examining rural water issues and assisting in the construction of a gravity-flow system to provide potable water to a local village (Miramar). Our involvement was to aid in the physical construction of the system, as well as examine and critique the construct of the system itself. This paper represents a summary of our experience in Honduras, our examination and assessment of the water problems in Miramar, including both a watershed sustainability assessment and an assessment of their proposed water delivery system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRP5 en_US
dc.subject Miramar, Honduras en_US
dc.subject gravity-flow system en_US
dc.subject rural water en_US
dc.title Sustainable Water Development for the Village of Miramar, Honduras en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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