Mathews, Lauren M.
SANTA FE / Santa Fe Projects Center
Pueblo of Santa Ana
The goal of this project was to assist the Pueblo of Santa Ana Water Division’s efforts to increase irrigation efficiency by proposing an irrigation plan for the newly acquired Northern Field. We designed multiple layouts for the field to try to optimize the area of the field, water efficiency, as well as monetary cost to implement an irrigation system on the Northern Field. We provided a breakdown of the monetary costs for each irrigation layouts we designed for the Northern Field, and also designed a new platform for communication between the farmers and the Mayordomo to help scheduling and to eliminate wasteful irrigation practices. Finally, we used our analysis to provide recommendations that would best fit the Pueblo’s cultural values and practical needs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology