Provide community water purification and disinfection systems for immediate tsunami relief as well as long-term rebuilding efforts in Tamil Nadu, and other tsunami-stricken areas in India.
Roughly 500,000 displaced survivors are being housed in temporary camps or shelters. Clean, safe drinking water is in short supply, and is being provided via unsustainable measures.
Water purification and disinfection systems are needed to address both immediate and long term needs of the survivors. Cholera and diarrheal disease was already endimic in the region prior to the tsunami (70,000 accute cases in 2004 alone).
WaterHealth International (WHI) installs water purification systems for emergency relief in temporary shelters. Germicidal UV light disinfects surface water, rivers, well water or contaminated municipal water; produces water meeting WHO guidelines.
Reduction in water-borne diseases in temporary camps and shelters via the provision of a sustainable safe drinking water supply. Systems will be relocated to commuties as they are rebuilt for long-term use.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Tamil Nadu Government