Canadian engineering sector responds with relief
The Oakville manufacture of membrane water treatment plants, Zenon, is helping the Tsunami relief effort by donatin...
The Oakville manufacture of membrane water treatment plants, Zenon, is helping the Tsunami relief effort by donating 54 of its home purification systems.
The systems will be installed in Sri Lanka in relief camps, schools and other community locations. The humanitarian agency World Vision is helping to organize their transportation and logistics. Each unit, which incorporates ultrafiltration membranes and uses no chemicals, can produce up to 27,000 litres of water every day, in total enough for 350,000 people.
Also on the relief effort front, an engineer from CBCL Consulting Engineers of Halifax is preparing to leave for Indonesia. Mark Evans will use his experience of working on municipal water projects in Africa and Asia to help in the stricken region. He thinks he’s probably destined for Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra, but is waiting for confirmation from a relief agency. CBCL has given Evans a paid leave of absence as a way to support the tsunami relief.