TITLE

Rubbing salt into the wounds

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Andrew; Pierce, Julia
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);1/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7666, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that seawater has rendered water supplies of tsunami victims useless and no technology is available to combat the problem. Authors of the article state that many of the outlying coastal communities hit by floods lack anything approaching a modern drinking water system and rely on nothing more advanced than a well or a spring for their supplies. Once overwhelmed by seawater, these wells are rendered effectively useless as drinking water sources until they can be cleaned and replenished by rainfall or another salt free source. Researcher Bob Reed of the Water Engineering and Development Centre at Loughborough University said desalination is a major headache for remote areas after floods. INSET: COMMS FOR AID WORKERS.
ACCESSION #
15694903

 

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