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Auburn students develop irrigation systems for Bolivian village

BoliviaAUBURN UNIVERSITY – A group of nine Auburn University students, their professor and an alumna spent a week earlier this month in the mountains of Bolivia, developing and implementing irrigation systems to make life better for the residents of Quesimpuco.

The remote village lies in a rugged and rocky area and receives very little rain during the South American winter. To help improve crop production, the Auburn team designed two projects: a gravity-fed irrigation system and a hydroponics demonstration unit. Both are aimed at managing the limited amount of water that is available while providing enough to meet demand.

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