10945054_10153010079824534_4367161322220132843_n.jpg
10945054_10153010079824534_4367161322220132843_n.jpg

Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

SCROLL DOWN

Engineers Without Borders


Rocky Mountain Professional Chapter

ABout Us

The Rocky Mountain Professionals of EWB-USA is a group of highly trained and skilled individuals. These professionals include engineers, scientists, economists, environmental policy specialists, attorneys, and project managers. These professionals are dedicated to creating a better living condition through sustainable improvements of drinking water quality in impoverished countries. Our vision is to provide clean drinking water, vital to the health of developing nations by creating sustainable methods of improving the quality of drinking water and the treatment or disposal of wastewater. We hope to achieve our vision by creating educational, economic, and environmental solutions to improve quality of life.

IMG_5351.jpg

Community Involvement

Every project that EWB-RMP is involved with first begins with developing relationships with local community leaders and NGOs.

IMG_4921.jpg

Design & Implementation

After EWB-RMP designs are reviewed by the local community and EWB-USA, local volunteers aid in the construction.

IMG_4064.jpg

Success

A sustainable project with direct benefits to the community's quality of life will ensure long-term usage and ownership.

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.

SCROLL DOWN

News


Lastest news and updates from RMP.

Executive Board


Our executive board is comprised of four executive officers, a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Email the officers at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

SCROLL DOWN

Executive Board


Our executive board is comprised of four executive officers, a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Email the officers at officers@ewb-rmp.org.

Doug DeVoto – EWB-RMP President (president@ewb-rmp.org)

Douglas DeVoto is an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, presently conducting research on thermal stress analysis and reliability for vehicle power electronics. As a former graduate researcher at the University of Maryland, he evaluated innovative cooling methods for power electronics in wind turbines. As a project leader in the University of Maryland’s Engineers without Borders student chapter, Douglas helped improve water distribution and quality in the rural community of Compone, Peru. His prior work in the University of Delaware’s EWB student chapter led to the design and implementation of a solar powered pump system as a potable water solution for a community in Bakang, Cameroon. 


IMG_2813.JPG

Cheryl Dilks – EWB-RMP Vice President (vice-president@ewb-rmp.org)

 

Cheryl Dilks is currently a water/wastewater (1Water!) engineer at Brown and Caldwell in Lakewood, CO. She is passionate about the role of engineering in water and sanitation for community development, combining her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Arcadia University with her degree in Environmental Engineering from Northern Arizona University (NAU). Since beginning her university studies, Cheryl has studied, traveled, volunteered, or worked in 20 countries, notably Rwanda, Guatemala, South Korea, and Myanmar. During her time at NAU, she served as President of the EWB student chapter, formed NAU's Global Engineering Outreach, and worked on a solar powered pumping system and uranium water filter on the Navajo Nation. She also conducted a drinking water and wastewater field investigation for a Tibetan Refugee Settlement in India. Most recently, she served on EWB-RMP's assessment team in Nepal for a drinking water distribution and treatment project.  


John Craven – EWB-RMP Secretary (secretary@ewb-rmp.org)

John is a Water Resources Engineer at Hydros Consulting in Boulder, Colorado where he focuses on the modeling of hydrological systems. John returned to Boulder in 2014 after receiving his Master's degree from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. John's interest in water resources engineering drew him to EWB where he hopes to learn more about engineering for developing communities and the unique challenges associated with small-scale water projects. John is currently the Colorado State Representative for the EWB Mountain Region.


Arista Hickman – EWB-RMP Treasurer (treasurer@ewb-rmp.org)

Arista Hickman is a water resources engineer at DiNatale Water Consultants, a water resources planning and engineering and water rights engineering firm in Boulder.  She received her Civil Engineering Master's degree through the Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics program at the University of Colorado. Ms. Hickman worked with the Bureau of Reclamation at the Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environment Systems (CADSWES) and researched changing demands within the Colorado River Basin. During her graduate studies, Arista was a project leader for the University of Colorado's Engineer's Without Borders Nepal project.  She helped implement a constructed wetland and helped design and construct a septic tank for the local hospital in Ilam, Nepal.