Irrigation, rainwater retention and water treatment experts (Volunteers)

Engineers Without Borders
Stockholm, Sweden
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Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified


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EWB KTH chapter is currently working on a circular economy project for Mamila farm in Senegal.  Through technical assistance in design, implementation and knowledge sharing, the project is aimed to introduce the concepts of economy and sustainability through transforming local lands into sustainable farms, with the circular economy such as nutrient recycling, biogas production from sludge and farm residue in centrum.

The current project priority is supplying water (underground and rainwater) to the farm, using the best sustainable irrigation methods.  In order to achieve the irrigation objective of the project, we are now looking for 2 team members (professionals and/or students) who are interested in working with technology involving irrigation, rainwater retention and possibly water treatment (wastewater from the farm and underground water for consumption).  The work includes technology evaluation, planning, implementation and educating the locals in Senegal.
Workload and responsibilities

The ideal candidates should have an interest in water and have a relevant background.  The candidates should be able to participate in the project over a period of 1 year, starting from summer 2019.  The work is entirely voluntary (unpaid position), and the amount of work can be varying depending on the needs of the project at different stages, however, typically 2-4 hours per week is expected, including the weekly project meeting in Stockholm.  The work may involve travel during the implementation stage, however, the ideal of EWB project is to empower local partners to perform the installation work whenever possible.