Engineers Without Borders USA University of South Carolina Chapter Wins Knovel Grant EWB-USA's USC Chapter to Use Knovel Resources for Irrigation Project in Ecuador NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- Knovel, a leader in providing a Web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the University of South Carolina (USC) chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) has been awarded a $5,000 grant to support the implementation of a gravity fed pipeline and water conservation system to supply organic coffee farm projects in La Victoria, Ecuador. The chapter submitted an application as part of EWB-USA's Spring 2013 Project Grants Program. As an EWB-USA corporate partner, Knovel's support includes funding for EWB-USA projects and free member access to a subset of its engineering resources for one year. Droughts and water shortages cause frequent coffee crop losses, and the local Association of Organic Coffee Producers of Las Lajas (ACOLL) has asked Engineers Without Borders USA to find a stable and sustainable water supply for their coffee farms. The community is interested in laying a pipeline from a nearby mountain stream to two reservoirs near coffee nurseries. The pipeline will increase crop output and improve the entire community's standard of living. "Our members have made tremendous efforts to prepare our travel team, raise funds and outreach to our local community, and we are pleased to have Knovel's support which encourages students to continue to participate in international service while gaining engineering experience," said Andrea Eggleston, president of the EWB-USA USC chapter. "We look forward to using Knovel to expedite our design phase. Specifically, we hope to analyze our gravity fed pipeline plan using the numerous references available on Knovel to ensure that our project is effective, implemented on time and sustainable." Knovel's grant allows the EWB-USA USC chapter to spend less time fundraising and gathering content resources, and more time making sure that its project design is well planned and executed. The EWB-USA USC chapter will have access to trusted engineering references through Knovel. This helps to improve decision-making time and reduce errors in finding the most effective and efficient pipeline design. "Water is a vital resource that some take for granted, but in many communities around the world, easy access to a supply of clean water is a daily challenge," said Sasha Gurke, Engineering Technical Fellow, Knovel. "Engineers Without Borders USA takes on projects that help communities to meet basic needs, and the contributions of time, skills and expertise that members make to communities are life changing for all involved. We are pleased to support the EWB-USA USC chapter, and we are excited to track their process and successes along the way." The EWB-USA USC chapter is currently finalizing the project design during its second assessment trip to the region. Implementation of the pipeline and water conservation system is scheduled to begin in December 2013. About Knovel Part of the Elsevier product portfolio, Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400 leading universities. For more information, visit www.knovel.com or call (866) 240-8174. About Elsevier Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange). Media contacts Amy Burnis Knovel +1 (617) 803 8344 firstname.lastname@example.org www.knovel.com Todd Van Hoosear Fresh Ground, Inc. +1 (617) 326 3211 email@example.com
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Engineers Without Borders USA University of South Carolina Chapter Wins Knovel Grant
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