Ethiopian field sites selected
Researchers from the University of King Juan Carlos (URJC, Spain), the New University of Buckinghamshire (BUCKS, UK), Maynooth University (MU, Ireland) and RCSI (Ireland) travelled to the Region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia in October to consult with our colleagues in the University of Mekelle (MUT) regarding the selection of appropriate sites for field studies for the proposed transparent jerrycan prototypes. During the 5-day visit the WATERSPOUTT team visited 5 candidate sites surrounding the city of Mekelle. Four of the 5 sites were selected for study in the upcoming field studies and baseline surveys.
Photo of the WATERSPOUTT team prior to departing on their first field trip in Tigray. L-R. Prof.Kevin McGuigan (RCSI), Mr Araya (MUT), Dr Lyndon Buck (BUCKS), Mr Hassan (Bureau of Health), Dr Zenawi (MUT), Prof. Honor Fagan (MU), Dr Calumbek (MUT), Prof. Javier Marugan, (URJC), Dr Mekonen (MUT)