Potable Water…From a Billboard?

July 22, 2014 at 12:29 pm 1 comment


To kickoff its application process last year, The University of Engineering & Technology of Peru addressed a serious problem while providing a message of hope.

With a poor economy and an annual rain fall of next to nothing, many citizens lack potable water. With an atmospheric humidity of 98%, the University created a billboard that not only advertised UTEC, but also captured the humidity producing potable water accessible via spigots at the bottom of the structure. This project helps hundreds of families each month.

We take water for granted here in the United States, and such an engineering project would be merely a stunt on our turf. But the ingenuity used here is not only inspiring  future engineers in Peru, but it is making an impact, and that is what I love about engineers – wherever they are in the world, they can make a tremendous impact to their communities.

 


Matt Barcus
President, Precision Executive Search, Inc
Managing Partner, CivilEngineeringCentral.com
View Matt’s profile & connect with him on LinkedIn

civil engineering jobs :: civil engineering resumes :: civil engineering blog :: civil engineering discussion

Advertisements

Entry filed under: civil engineering blog, Civil Engineering Issues, Education, Environmental Engineering issues, Environmental Issues, Fun Stuff, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Water.

The Top 10 Most Impressive Civil Engineering Projects of All Time How Engineers are Fighting Traffic

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Kirsten Slater  |  July 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Reblogged this on VI²CE and commented:
    Inspiration & innovation. We can change the world…

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Feeds


%d bloggers like this: