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U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach

Nicolas Brouillard

Civil Engineering and Spanish

Senior
Lewiston, Idaho
Faculty mentor: Fritz Fiedler, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Provide Access to Clean Water

Applications of Clean Water Provision in Underserved Communities

Grand Challenge Pitch

I am constantly inspired and amazed by the ability of civil engineers to shape our world into a more livable and enjoyable place for humanity. Many areas of the world possess minimal amounts of or completely lack the resources to support the most basic human needs. Safe drinking water, a resource required to sustain all human life, is not available to everyone. My first project focuses on providing clean drinking water; my second project focuses on providing clean water to tree nurseries.

Nicolas Brouillard
Nicolas Brouillard

My research emphasis is on two applications of clean water provision: the provision of potable water in the under-served community of Carani, Bolivia and the provision of clean water for tree nurseries in heavily deforested areas in Notsé, Togo.

I work with the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research and the no-governmental organization the Institute for Community Partnerships and Sustainable Development in the Department of International Studies.

I will research how the project communities can participate in entrepreneurial activities that use the skills gained from the projects. I will evaluate these entrepreneurial activities at five Idaho Entrepreneurs Speaker presentations.

I will travel to Notsé, Togo and Carani, Bolivia for the implementation and assessment of the two clean water projects. I would gain cross-cultural perspectives while working with community members in Bolivia and Togo.

I have volunteered with U of I Humanitarian Engineering Corps in both fundraising and project-oriented oriented capacities as an officer of the organization. I am also the lead engineer on the Togo forest rehabilitation project.

Grand Challenge Focus Area

Provide Access to Clean Water

Today, the availability of water for drinking and other uses is a critical problem in many areas of the world.

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 83844-1011

Phone: 208-885-6470

Fax: 208-885-6645

Email: engr-sss@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-6123

Fax: 208-364-3160

Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 208-757-5400

Fax: 208-282-7929

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2509

Email: cmmorrison@uidaho.edu

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 83844-1014

Phone: 208-885-6373

Fax: 208-885-9249

Email: outreach@uidaho.edu

Web: Engineering Outreach