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CSCE Saskatoon Feb. Nooner – Building up Haiti: An Engineer’s Contribution
February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for Feb Nooner of the 2018-2019 season! Lowell Reinhart, P.Eng., from the City of Saskatoon will be presenting on his work on three trips to Haiti, where he has used his engineering background in working with Haiti Arise.
Our Nooners include the buffet lunch at the Park Town and free parking (just register at the front desk). Lunch starts at 12, with presentation to follow at ~12:30 pm.
We greatly appreciate all ticket orders made three days in advance of the Nooner (including for those using corporate sponsor vouchers), so we can let the venue know how many people we expect. Please take advantage of our early bird pricing, which we offer up until 3 days before the event!
Haiti Arise, a small organization based out of Grand Goave, Haiti, is making a huge effort to better the lives of many people living in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. This presentation will outline some of the challenges faced by this organization in an already struggling economy that has been hit with a major Earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and how they continue to make forward progress by building up the people of Haiti through education, training, and work. Information on the construction of concrete buildings for a technical school, elementary school, and children’s village along with upgrades to existing wastewater systems will be included in this presentation.
Lowell is currently employed by the City of Saskatoon as the Senior Operations Engineer with Municipal Engineering Services. He graduated from Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011 and has worked in Storm Water Management at the City of Saskatoon from 2011-2018. Through his career he has been involved in managing the City of Saskatoon’s storm water utility program, riverbank stabilization projects, and a number of drainage and flood mitigation projects.
Lowell has had the opportunity to travel to Haiti on three separate short term mission trips in 2013, 2015, and 2017. During these trips he has been able to use his engineering background to assist with multiple construction projects including building homes, installing septic tanks and sanitary absorption fields for wastewater management, and a variety of other smaller projects.