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Engineers Without Borders Talk Clean Water

MARIPOSA – Something most Americans take for granted is clean water. In June of 2014, five members of the Tierney family of Mariposa traveled to the Amazon in Peru and learned just how vital it really is when they helped install clean water systems in two remote jungle villages.

The public is invited to attend a presentation on their experiences on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 4:30 pm at the Miner’s Roadhouse 140.

The Tierneys will share how they worked alongside the locals to install the water systems, which were designed by one of the family members who is president of Engineers without Borders in the Petaluma area.

The Tierneys discovered that people all over the world are much more alike than different. Their talk will remind everyone that the need for clean water is universal and each of us in our own small way can make a difference.

The event is hosted by Mariposa AAUW (American Association of University Women) and is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

Founded in 1881, AAUW is a national organization dedicated to lifelong learning and advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Mariposa branch has nearly 100 members who support projects such as Tech Trek, a week-long science camp for girls, Speech Trek, a thought-provoking speech contest and Dinner with a Scientist, an evening at UC Merced for girls interested in scientific careers. To learn more, visit

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