Alan Grundy Bogotá, District Capital Alan Grundy, Sustainable Resources Management Specialist, Colombia Alan Grundy’s stories Colombia: Preventing floods in Barranquilla Colombia: One emergency after another in Colombia In November, the Mayor's Office of Barranquilla requested Mercy Corps' support with a humanitarian response to the neighborhood of El Bosque that was affected by a landslide that brought down more than 300 households. Colombia: Rising from the rubble in Barranquilla When I first visited the neighborhood of El Bosque in Barranquilla, the landslide had affected nearly 350 families, with the partial or complete collapse of a large portion of the community. That was 10 days ago. Colombia: Landslide — 8,635 families in Barranquilla affected During a routine visit to one of our Disaster Prevention Pilot Projects in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia and a fast conversation with German Manota — the right-hand man of Barranquilla's Mayor — I was quickly introduced to the devastation that is currently occurring here. Colombia: Working on a Sunday — AND it's my Birthday? Entirely worth it! August 22 is my birthday and, in 2010, it landed on a Sunday. A typical birthday celebration back home in Chile would be a relaxed barbecue, a few beers and that's it. However, this year was different. Colombia: A marginalized culture moves closer to gaining its own power A micro-hydroelectric energy project is making a difference for one of Colombia's most isolated and marginalized ethnic groups.