Sabana Mula, Dominican Republic: Irrigation Project
Our Second Assessment Trip
In January of 2018, EWB-UA returned to Sabana Mula to perform topographical surveying of the community. For ten days, the team used total stations and a surveying drone to survey nearly 600 acres, including two potential well sites identified by the National Water Institute, INDRHI. With the data collected on this second and final assessment trip, the project is ready to move on to the design phase.
In addition to the surveying, the travel team met with the National Water Institute, INDRHI, and an NGO that just began working in Sabana Mula in 2017 called the Institute of Development of the Associative Economy (IDEAC). Both meetings kickstarted the formation of partnerships which will strengthen the project and the positive impact it brings to the community of Sabana Mula.
Throughout 2020 EWB-UA has been determining the viability of installing an irrigation system in Sabana Mula. Currently, the team is preparing an analysis based on costs, return, and alternative options for the irrigation design with expectations to complete this assessment by 2021.