Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Workshop: Applying Water Quality and Filtration (supported by Lifelong Learning Council & Singapore Red Cross)

Figure: SETA water filtration unit for use in humanitarian assitance/ disaster relief
Date: 13 May 2018 (Sun) / 20 May 2018 (Sun)
[The 2 sessions are similar so you only need to sign up for one unless you feel like you need a revision.]
Time: 1 - 5p.m.
Venue: Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane
No. of places for each session: 40 pax
Workshop Description
Water quality is a constant challenge for disaster relief and developmental work in developing countries. You may find sufficient water sources but how do you know whether the water is drinkable? When the lives and welfare of your beneficiaries are dependent on your judgement, it is imperative you make the right decision.
Often, the staff or volunteer responsible for such work is in need of useful and concise information on water quality and filtration to act effectively in the field.
At the end of this workshop, the learner should be able to:
  1. Identify critical water quality parameters to consider in the provision of drinking water
  2. Decide on the water contaminants of significance
  3. Apply the correct type of water filtration (if any) in the provision of drinking water
This workshop emphasises hands-on work by the learners in literature search and water quality testing.
Workshop Fees: $7 per pax
  • The fees will contribute to the purchase of consummables in the workshop.
  • Any leftover will be donated to Singapore Red Cross.
  • Regrettably, all fees are non-refundable.
  • Only participants who have paid their fees will be admitted to the workshop.
  • Registration closes once the class size has been reached for each session.
  • You can register and pay (PayPal) via the links here.



Figure: Chemical testing of water quality


A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund:
Every Day, A Learning Day




Also supported by
Singapore Red Cross

2 comments:

GSL El said...

Hi, I am from Sambar Scouts Open Unit. We are a non-profit led by parent volunteers. Amongst our many activities, this year we have been looking into the pollution of our seas with microplastics & looking towards studying the water quality in Singapore - namely sources such as streams on the mainland & possibly even wells at Pulau Ubin. (In the longterm, we wd like to follow this up with testing of natural water sources at our camping areas in Malaysia & Indonesia to find out whether - in dire circumstances, these wd be fit for human consumption. We lack training & expertise in this area & wd like to work with you. Pls contact me. Ms Ellen Porter
ssambarscouts@gmail.com

CK said...

Hi Ellen,

May I suggest that you and some of your members attend my workshop "Applying Water Quality and Filtration" either on 13 May or 20 May? It should give you a better idea of how to frame your goals.

It is supported by LearnSG and Singapore Red Cross so we are only collecting a nominal fee of S$7/pax.

You may find more details at:

https://waterqualityinsingapore.blogspot.sg/2018/04/workshop-applyingwaterquality.html

We can discuss further during the event.

Cheers