V3 Awarded Contract to Rehabilitate Port-au-Prince Water Supply

On 2012/09/11, in Uncategorized, Water, by sdykstra

V3 and its team member Northwater International has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate 19 Port-au-Prince wells and install monitoring wells near each. The contract is awarded to V3 by the Direction Nationale de l’Eau Potable et de l’ Assainissement (DINEPA) and is funded through the Inter-American Development Bank and the Spanish Cooperation Fund for […]

V3 Awarded Contract for Rural Water Supply Sud and Ouest Departments, Haïti

On 2012/09/11, in Uncategorized, Water, by sdykstra

V3 and the team of Northwater International and Foratech Environnement S.A. recently was awarded a contract to provide water supplies for three communities in the Sud and Ouest departments.  The work shall consist of geophysics analysis for drill sites, well drilling, down-hole geophysics, aquifer testing, pump installation and well head completion of 14 wells. The contract is […]

Hydrogeologic Field Investigation in Peru

On 2012/05/11, in NGO, Water, by sdykstra

James Adamson and Stuart Dykstra just returned from a brief but intensive hydrogeologic investigation in Peru. The team covered thousands of square km mapping the geologic formations of the desert plain and front range mountains around Arequipa for Viera Water Network. The biggest challenge in the plain is the prevalence of brackish water as one […]

Two New Wells in Uganda Exceed Expectations

On 2012/05/11, in NGO, Water, by sdykstra

Jason Brinks recently returned from Uganda where he completed two successful wells. The drilling followed several days of performing resistivity geophysics and testing the resistivity equipment being developed at Wheaton College by Dr. James Clark. The well yield was better than expected from 8 m3/hr to over 15 m3/hr. The wells will bring water to […]

Video of Team’s Work in Africa is Finalist for Award

On 2012/03/21, in NGO, Water, by waterhaiti

The charity: water video features the team’s work in Central African Republic for Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) is a finalist for the Best Story-Telling Video in the annual doGooder Non-Profit Video Awards.  The awards are sponsored by CISCO and the CASE Foundation. The team went to Africa to help them with the completion of […]

Water Wells in Bolivia

On 2012/03/07, in Water, by waterhaiti

Jason Brink of our team returned recently from developing water supplies in Bolivia.  In portions of Bolivia desert conditions or a lack of rain in mountainous regions can lead to a shortage of potable water. In other areas of the country water from springs or rivers is a great distance from villagers’ homes.  Village women […]

Cholera creeping onto La Gonave

On 2010/12/10, in Water, by waterhaiti

There have been many recent cases of Cholera on La Gonave and our permanent presence on the island is helping in small ways.  In Pointe a Racquette we are working with partners to help establish a water system for the community that is beginning to have cases of cholera.  We are also on fast-track on […]

IDB / DINEPA Groundwater Project on La Gonave Kicked Off

On 2010/07/10, in Water, by waterhaiti

V3 and Haiti Outreach will be working on an IDB funded water supply development project on the island of La Gonave. This includes a full-time presence on the island for nearly eight months!  We have officially mobilized and have started work. The work includes water well testing, well rehabilitation, aquifer analysis, community development and establishment […]

Groundwater Exploration for God’s Littlest Angels Orphanage

On 2010/05/23, in Water, by waterhaiti

We are currently in Fort Jacques, high in the mountains south of Port au Prince applying CSAMT/MT geophysics to help develop an understanding of the groundwater conditions here. We are currently investigating the groundwater potential at the new God’s Littlest Angels Orphanage property. We will also be performing soundings to help several communities in the […]

Possible Water Resource Development Study for La Tortue

On 2010/05/15, in Water, by waterhaiti

We are currently putting together a study scope to characterize the water resources of the island of la Tortue.  This will include a groundwater and surface water resource inventory and recommendations for future water supply development and long-term sustainability. The island of La Tortue is located off the north coast of Haiti’s main land and […]