Testing the waters

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Students trek through the Amazon rainforest during a field program in Peru. (Photo Credit: Harvard)

Article courtesy of Adam Zewe | Feb 25, 2016 | Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Shared as educational material


Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students and faculty members traveled to the rainforest for a two-week field program during which the students collaborated with Peruvian peers to develop equipment that could be used by local villagers to filter the contaminated water. Illegal gold mining is to blame for the scene . The students gathered water samples from the contaminated sites to test for pollution. Then, back in Lima, they divided into three teams to develop different projects aimed at cleaning the polluted water. In an effort to help provide safer drinking water for the locals, the students developed  water filter with simple techniques.  For more read here: http://bit.ly/2gZtUmC.

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