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1 April 2013 Small Projects can make big changes in our coast. El Salvador Central America
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Mayén, N., Fernández, P. and del Campo, J.M., Almazán J.L., 2013. Small Projects can make big changes in our coast. El Salvador Central America.

Under a General objective to design an optimal and integrated use of the resources by reusing and recycling them to improve the quality life for people with low economic power who lives in the coastal area of El Salvador, we have arrived also to different Specific objectives: to create a simple water collection system, to reuse wastewater, to get the most out of the heat generated by de designing of a green stove, to use plastic bottles as a garbage containers and use them as green bricks, to get energy independence for people who lives in the coastal area of El Salvador, to design a rain water injection system, as a contribution to small river basin and to maintain a friendly and clean environmental coastal areas.

The experiments, made in a coastal house in San Salvador, have got a reduction of electricity consumption by 54.75KWH equivalent of 57% compared with periods before the experiment. Considering that in El Salvador there are 957,480 families with a consumption around 100KWH per month, and if the measures made in the house model are applied in all these houses with at least 80%; it could be saved 503,251488 KWH in a year, in addition 357,308 tons of CO2 will be not send to the atmosphere and the families will save in total USD$149,572,633.

Developing the measures proposed in the scope of this document, with small project will make a big change in each family of the coastal area of El Salvador.

Nelson de Jesús Mayén Barrientos, Pedro Fernández Carrasco, José María del Campo Yagüe, and José Luis Almazán Garate "Small Projects can make big changes in our coast. El Salvador Central America," Journal of Coastal Research 65(sp1), 76-80, (1 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.2112/SI65-014.1
Received: 7 December 2012; Accepted: 6 March 2013; Published: 1 April 2013
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