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Tyler McMahon awarded Fulbright for research in Nepal

Colorado College senior Tyler McMahon was awarded a Fulbright grant, which will enable him to  research alternative water supply systems in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal for 10 months starting in September. McMahon will focus on rainwater harvesting during his fellowship year.

"I will be focusing on the potential for the development of this sector on a large scale, what role the private and public sectors will play, potential integration with micro-credit sectors, and the development of rainwater harvesting systems and their impacts on the economy," McMahon said.

McMahon, who is from Fairplay, Colo., is scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in economics.

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awards grants each year to students and scholars who are tasked with increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the approximately 155 countries that participate in the Fulbright Program.