Low Cost Options for Safe Water in Guanajuato México

Low Cost Options for Safe Water in Guanajuato México
  • Date From 24th September 2019
  • Date To 24th September 2019
  • Price Free
  • Location Online

The Guanajuato Region of Mexico is seeing increasing concentrations of Arsenic and Fluoride in well waters due to the overextraction of the aquifers Alto rio Laja & Lerma Chapala. This change has been occurring rapidly over the last 10 years and many people are not aware of the new risk. Although this is an issue affecting varied societal groups, usually marginalised communities and low-income groups are disproportionately affected by increasing fluoride and arsenic levels in wells since they do not have the resources to tackle these issues. Fluoride and arsenic have devastating effects on development in children, and long-term exposure can lead to a large number of diseases and conditions. For the last three years Caminos de Agua has been developing low-cost, locally appropriate, and robust technologies which can be used to tackle this problem.


16:00 - 17:00 BST


Miguel Johansson Finguerut is a young engineer graduating in 2018 from an MEng in chemical engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Miguel is a member of the Water SIG, working towards chartership status. As a member of Engineers Without Borders UK, he is on a one-year funded project at Caminos de Agua in Mexico. Caminos de Agua is a non-profit working in water advocacy as well as the development and implementation of technologies to help communities gain access to safe drinking water. Miguel also has experience working in nanotechnology research for medical applications during his master's degree. He has also participated on university projects led by DIAGEO and Mott Macdonald. He has experience working in factory sustainability aspects for Mars Inc. and is passionate about technologies for breaking the cycle of poverty, tackling climate change and technologies for improving global health and wellbeing.


A one-hour online session: 40 minutes' presentation + 20 minutes' Q&A.
Duration (for CPD recording purposes): up to one hour.

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