Many primary schools in rural Gansu do not have access to clean tap water for drinking. In some areas, they drink rain water straight from storage cisterns under the schoolyard. On November 6, three RISE members travelled to Gansu to work with Wennuan Shuibei in local rural primary schools and improve access to cleaner water […]
Thanks to Long Xiaodong (é¾™æ™“ä¸œ), a student from Tsinghua University, RISE members learnt about the issues regarding drinking water pollution in his village Longjiaying (é¾™å®¶è¥) in Shanxi province (å±±è¥¿). In June and October 2013, we visited Longjiaying as well as other 13 surrounding villages in Wanda County. During our visit, we found that the drinking […]
Oct 18th 2014, we had RISE Introduction Meeting, and over 30 new students came to listen to introduction of us. After the explanation on each project (Water, Urban Agriculture, Solid Waste) and department (operation), new members split into the groups which they are interested in, and asked the leader of the group many questions with […]
æ¸…æºåä¼šèµ´ç”˜è‚ƒå¼€å±•â€œæ¸©æš–æ°´æ¯â€æ´»åŠ¨ -Â 2014å¹´11æœˆ6æ—¥-9æ—¥ (Rise team members at Lanzhou University, å›¾1 å‡ºå‘å‰åœ¨å…°å¤§æœ¬éƒ¨çš„åˆå½±) With the support of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, we sent three RISE members and a number of local volunteers to two separate primary schools. We successfully built BSFs in Wankou Primary School near Huining and Gongjing Primary School near Yuzhong. æ¸…æºåä¼šæ´¾åŽ»çš„3åæˆå‘˜åˆ†åˆ«å‰å¾€2æ‰€å¦æ ¡æŒ‡å¯¼å½“åœ°å¿—æ„¿è€…æå»ºBSFã€‚åœ¨ä¸åŽçŽ¯å¢ƒä¿æŠ¤åŸºé‡‘ä¼šçš„å¤§åŠ›æ”¯æŒä¸‹ï¼Œç”±â€œæ¸©æš–æ°´æ¯â€é¡¹ç›®å‡†å¤‡æå»ºBSFæ‰€éœ€çš„å¡‘æ–™æ¡¶å’Œæ°´ç®¡ã€å½“åœ°å°å¦å‡†å¤‡çŸ³å¤´å’Œæ²™åï¼Œæˆ‘ä»¬åœ¨ä¼šå®åŽ¿å››æˆ¿ä¹¡æ¹¾å£å°å¦ã€æ¦†ä¸åŽ¿å…´éš†å±±åŒ—å±±è´¡äº•å°å¦å„ä¸ºå©åä»¬æˆåŠŸæå»ºäº†ä¸€ä¸ªç”Ÿç‰©æ…¢æ»¤æ± ï¼ˆBSFï¼‰ã€‚ The biosand filter […]
RISE recently won the Tsinghua University Student Social Practice Gold Prize for volunteering in Ningxia. The prize was awarded to the Ningxia Biosand Filter Promotion Team at the 2014 Tsinghua Practice Annual Conference (T-PAC). To recognise and promote outstanding student social practice projects, the Communist Youth League (Tuanwei) awarded gold prizes to 20 of the […]
A new RISE presentation video is available.
We held our first biosand filter construction training for semester 2 at the School of Environment Old Labs. Charlie and Catherine explained how to make the filter and how it works. Our next training will be mid-April. If you are interested in organising a similar filter workshop for your school, please feel free to contact […]
On the 12-15 March, a group of RISE students went to å±±è¥¿ (ShanXi) province to further our project of developing and disseminating low cost, effective methods of water filtration. 2015å¹´3æœˆ12æ—¥ï¼Œæ¸…æºçš„ä¸€ç¾¤å¦ç”Ÿåˆ°å±±è¥¿çœå¯¹æˆ‘ä»¬æˆæœ¬ä½Žä¸”æœ‰æ•ˆçš„è¿‡æ»¤æ°´æ–¹æ³•è¿›è¡Œäº†æ›´æ·±ä¸€æ¥çš„å‘å±•ã€‚ We were greeted in å¤ªåŽŸ (TaiYuan) by our counterparts from å¤ªåŽŸç†å·¥å¤§å¦ (TaiYuan University of Technology, TLD) where we spent most of the next day teaching […]