Project Details

Water Matters

Chapter: UT El Paso
Project Leader: Mr. Jesus Baca
Spatial Scope: Community, Research, Education | Current
# of Active Members: 16

Project Water Matters is a project that started when the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Center for Environmental Research (CERM) received a water assessment -grant to survey communities in Presidio Texas and Las Pampas. The survey concluded that many residents are in need of water service. To minimize or eliminate the need of hauling water from a separate location to their home a graduate student at UTEP Jesus M. Plasencia designed a water harvesting system that will allow residents to collect 2,200 gallons for irrigation purposes. Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW-UTEP) currently has 16 active members participating in the implementation of the water harvesting systems at Presidio Texas. ESW-UTEP members manage and sustain an active participation in Project Water Matters.