Our project pursues sustainable solutions for flood mitigation in our partner district of Mae Chan, Thailand. Due to a combination of outdated infrastructure, inadequate city-planning, and a critical geographical location, Mae Chan’s communities are frequently inundated with rainwater. With the collaboration of students and faculty in Chiang Mai University and municipality officials in Mae Chan, this year we were able to create and test on-site our first prototype of a water-jet nozzle which removes the sediment that clogs the drainage sewers in Mae Chan. We plan to build onto this prototype and create other designs that address the needs that we have compiled.
Library Mentor: Paul Grochowski