Agua Caliente Meeting Minutes Jan 24 2012

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March 2012 Trip - Subgroup Goals

Mapping Information

  • Determining preliminary GPS data
  • Acquiring information from the Agricultural Database including...
    • Sketches of dams
    • Families
    • Fields
    • Level logger data
  • Assessing current irrigation systems
  • Sketching an existing drip irrigation system
  • Determining for the wet and dry seasons...
    • Current crop capacities
    • Current earnings
  • Studying current pump irrigation systems


Tank Information

  • Determining preliminary GPS data for tank placement
    • Possibly doing surveying for this in May
  • Researching Trimble GOXH GPS for better accuracy


Communications

  • All community surveys
    • Minimum of 70 families with a 2 person team for all 7 days
    • Half in the co-op, half in village
    • Surveys reviewed by Shela


Pump Information

  • Flow measures
  • Pressure
  • Range
  • Supply and demand
  • Sustainable yield
  • Detailed pump design (for trial and error)


May 2012 Trip - Task Possibilities

  • Topographical survey
  • Mapping
  • Family surveys of...
    • Pumps
    • Crops
    • Yields
  • Seasonal farming practices
  • Water quality testing
  • Soil testing
  • Tank size and location request details
  • Alternatives Analysis
    • Completed by May (from March trip)


Long Term Goals

  • Implementation in January and March, 2013