BLUElab NicarAGUA Rainwater Catchment System Project

Brigitte Smith

BA ’18

Our mission is to develop socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable water technologies to meet the identified needs of communities locally and abroad. Our current project is focused on installing a low cost and replicable Rainwater Catchment Systems throughout communities of Jicaral, Nicaragua. By engaging and enhancing our connections with the communities of Jicaral, we hope to build a sense of ownership among the people to ensure sustained success and positive impact of our systems. In addition, the NicarAGUA project empowers team members to innovate and engage in BLUElab’s design process throughout our projects with access to educational resources and experiential opportunities to advance members’ skills in this field of work.

Library Mentor: Jamie Niehof