Water For AllThursday, April 11
12:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Room 353
Chemistry Club, Global Water Brigades, and Engineers Without Borders are presenting a multi-table information fair about the science and social justice behind clean water and its availability around the world. The science portion will include an educational presentation detailing the novel properties of water, why clean water is important, how to construct a water filter, and the science of filtration. It will include an interactive water filter demo with a premade filtration set-up provided by Chemistry Club. The social justice portion will detail the service projects that Global Water Brigades and Engineers Without Borders have conducted abroad.
Global Water Brigades will discuss its mission and projects focused on providing clean water to communities in Honduras. Global Water Brigades helps implement sustainable water infrastructure for rural communities in Honduras. Students participate in week-long brigades where they work with community members to construct cost-effective and safe water systems, as well as educate the community on a specific water related topic. Anyone looking to make a positive impact on the water crisis or raise awareness of the issue can accomplish it through Global Water Brigades! For more information about Global Water Brigades: http://www.globalbrigades.org/
Engineers Without Borders will detail their mission to provide and build sustainable clean water sources in many communities across Africa. As one part of the "Water For All" Atlas Event, Engineers Without Borders will give a presentation designed to educate the audience on water issues in Africa. This will include basic water, sanitation, and supply distribution facts from countries all over the continent. The talk will also include descriptions of projects that Engineers Without Borders USA has completed in the last decade to help solve the water issues talked about above. Presenters for this part of the event will be students from SLU's Chapter of Engineers Without Borders: Ben Lund, Emily Hart, Natalie Doty, Chase Scott, and Paul Madsen. For more information about Engineers Without Borders visit: http://www.ewb-usa.org/
There will also be a fundraiser opportunity to donate money to The Water Project, a charity dedicated to building clean water sources.
Download and informational flyer (Microsoft Word document) for this event by clicking here.