VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - October 2017
The Change Campaign II
Change Campaign is an initiative to encourage donations of dimes, quarters and, other valued coins. The money collected will be used by Sehgal Foundation to install Bio-Sand Filters in Haryana. Cost of each biosand filter is about $40 which can save a family of 4-8 members from water-borne disease, and from impact of arsenic and iron. We are looking for volunteers to adopt the change campaign at work places or other holiday events. (http://www.smsfoundation.org/)
Case Study : Arsenic in drinking water
Arsenic in drinking-water can cause health problems and if persistent can cause death. We are looking for someone to perform a literature review on the causes & effects of Arsenic in water and cost effective techniques to remove it.
Clean Drinking Water Project
United for Hope needs volunteers for clean drinking-water project for village Tirmasahun in Uttar-Pradesh. United for Hope has dug a 120ft deep well and installed a water purification system.
Designing a low cost distribution system in a rural community
Most of population of India is staying in rural area. At end of nineteen century community is not getting water at their resident in the village. But water is basic need of human being and it is directly effete on human health. Indian government is decided to provide safe, regular and adequate water to the community at their resident.
Can rainwater harvesting resolve the water crisis in Southern India
In India, rainwater harvesting goes back centuries. Collecting and storing rainwater for future use has been one way that forts, for example, have managed to survive the sieges laid on them. With the arrival of cheap piped water supply and the easy drilling of bore-wells, the demand for water at a household level has increased.
Designing flood control earthen dam in Punjab, India
From the beginning of the human history, for almost 5000 years, dams have served to ensure an adequate supply of water
by storing water in times of surplus and releasing it in times of scarcity, thus also preventing or mitigating floods and
making a significant contribution to the efficient management of finite water resources that are unevenly distributed
and subject to large seasonal fluctuations. In the other words, the construction of dams in the concept of water resources
management has always been considered as a basic requirement to harmonize the natural hydrological regime with
the human needs for water and water related services.