RISE receives Veolia Student Solidarity Award


“RISE was awarded the 2nd Prize at the Veolia Student Solidarity Awards for our arsenic filter project in Pingyao county, Shanxi province. This award was open to student organisations from around the world and awarded by Fondation Veolia, part of the major environmental services company Veolia. Our sponsor at Veolia, Goulven Inial, supported our project:

Goulven Inial : “This project is exemplary in several ways. Firstly, it is scientifically proven, as the students have tested several types of filter and have set up a robust monitoring programme with periodic testing and sampling. Moreover, the project is economically viable with a relatively low purchase price and maintenance costs. Finally, the spirit of collaboration which drives forward rise is what most impressed me: they have joined forces with village residents and the local authorities to identify a sustainable solution.”


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