Water Resource Assessment for Hormiguero, Nicaragua
Course: 18.510 Water Resources System Assessment
Semester: Spring 2006, Spring 2007
Instructor: Bill Moeller
Partner: Mesoamerican Development Institute (MDI)
Three MDI representatives presented information to this class about MDI in general, and specifically regarding their essential oils small business and farming diversification opportunities, including a cooperative located in Hormiguero, Nicaragua.
Students were assigned the development and writing of a report for the people of El Hormiguero that addressed issues in their regional location regarding water resources using concepts learned in the class.
Learning objectives met by S-L project were for students to:
- To synthesize the students’ knowledge of water resources and apply in to one particular location
- To practice writing a technical report for a non-technical audience
- To realize the complexities of a real customer, especially in dealing with a location about which little information is available.
Community objective met by the S-L project:
- To provide written water resource assessments of the village and essential oils small business.