Community Development

Randal has served as project lead or team member for a series of community development projects in developing regions of our planet. Brief summaries of some of these projects follow:

  • Irrigation Evaluation, Susudel, Ecuador – Volunteer project manager for preparation of a water resources evaluation for the village of Susudel. The work included hydrologic investigations, analysis of irrigation requirements and cost / benefit analysis of alternative projects for supply augmentation.
  • Potable water treatment installation, Pokhara and Kathmandu Valley, Nepal – Volunteer for installation of water treatment filters and ultraviolet disinfection systems for a series of public schools and orphanages in Pokhara, Patan, and surrounding villages in the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Bridge spanning the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in Tibetan speaking region of Sichuan Province of the Peoples Republic of China – Fund raising coordinator and donor representative for observation of construction of a bridge providing access for seasonal migration of herdsmen and their families to summer grazing.
  • Rural water supply projects, Chiapas Relief and Encouragement Organization, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico – Designer and construction manager for potable village water system projects in Mayan-speaking areas of the Chiapas highlands in Mexico for a period of one year.
  • Wastewater management plans for native villages – Randal served as project manager for preparation of wastewater management plans and designs for two native communities, one in Northwest Washington State and another in the Yukon valley of the State of Alaska.