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 (龙晓东), a student from Tsinghua University, RISE members learnt about the issues regarding drinking water pollution in his village Longjiaying (龙家营) in Shanxi province (山西). 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 […]
清源协会赴甘肃开展“温暖水杯”活动 – 2014年11月6日-9日 (Rise team members at Lanzhou University, 图1 出发前在兰大本部的合影) 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. 清源协会派去的3名成员分别前往2所学校指导当地志愿者搭建BSF。在中华环境保护基金会的大力支持下，由“温暖水杯”项目准备搭建BSF所需的塑料桶和水管、当地小学准备石头和沙子，我们在会宁县四房乡湾口小学、榆中县兴隆山北山贡井小学各为孩子们成功搭建了一个生物慢滤池（BSF）。 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 山西 (ShanXi) province to further our project of developing and disseminating low cost, effective methods of water filtration. 2015年3月12日，清源的一群学生到山西省对我们成本低且有效的过滤水方法进行了更深一步的发展。 We were greeted in 太原 (TaiYuan) by our counterparts from 太原理工大学 (TaiYuan University of Technology, TLD) where we spent most of the next day teaching […]