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The Search for Drinking Water in Nicaragua

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Photo of Jill Bruning entering data with small group standing behind her in a  farmer's field

A pumping test in a farmer's field near Boaco, Nicaragua. In the picture, Michigan Technological University (MTU) graduate student Jill Bruning (foreground) enters pumping test data into a spreadsheet while in the background, Hans Bruning (also from MTU) fills up buckets. A local farmer and his family watch the process from nearby.

Credit: Essa Gross, Michigan Technological University


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Photo of John Gierke measuring the water level, with people and buckets around him

John Gierke, crouching at the center, is measuring the water level during a pumping test in a rope-pump well in San Nicholas, Nicaragua. The well is being pumped by Michigan Tech graduate student Rob Hegemann, on the far right, and Moises Guillen, who is on staff with the Nicaraguan/Wisconsin Partners of the Americas. Michigan Tech graduate student Jill Bruning is recording the data.

Credit: Photo by Essa Gross, Michigan Technological University


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