Tomás Perez, right, president-elect of the Tulane chapter of Engineers Without Borders, discusses the pipeline project with a Laquigo engineer during a 2019 trip to Ecuador. (Photo by Audrey Buck)
For the past five years, the Tulane chapter of Engineers Without Borders has been working on a water-access project for Laquigo, an Ecuadorian village where residents typically get much of their water from ditches.
The group had planned to spend part of the summer of 2020 in Laquigo, working on the final plans of a 21-kilometer pipeline that would increase the water supply to Laquigo while making sure its access to water could not be cut off by other villages.
“Overall, this semester has been extremely exciting for us, and we hope it is work that can make the School of…