Webinar: Treating Groundwater in Mexico

Webinar: Treating Groundwater in Mexico
  • Date From 21st April 2021
  • Date To 21st April 2021
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 17:30 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


University of Edinburgh graduates Calum and Stephan discuss their six month placement working with the NGO Caminos de Agua based in Guanajuato, Mexico. Their project covered the design and implementation of solutions to treat contaminated groundwater affecting several thousand communities in the Alto Rio Laja watershed. This 40 minute presentation will cover the history and context of the issues in the region, a short introduction of the work done by Caminos de Agua, and the research, development and implementation of low-cost solutions to remove arsenic and fluoride from groundwater, providing communities with access to safe and healthy drinking water.                                                                                                            

The presentation will be aimed at those with an interest in the implementation of low-cost local solutions for global water challenges. This includes individuals working in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) areas.

The content aims to provide context to the water issues in Mexico, which are faced by many other regions across the world, and shine a light on some of the potential solutions which can be applied globally.

No prior technical experience or expertise in these areas is necessary to understand the content, which will be open to all levels.


Calum Stewart, Caminos de Agua

Calum is a MEng chemical engineering graduate from the University of Edinburgh, he has a focus on sustainable engineering solutions, having worked with the RED-HtP research group at Università degli Studi di Palermo on low grade heat recovery using salinity gradient technology.

Stephan Calvet, Caminos de Agua

Stephan is a MEng chemical engineering graduate from the University of Edinbugh and has previously worked with Caminos de Agua, developing adsorbent improvement processes for groundwater treatment. 

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Water Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


17:30—18:30 BST.


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