October 31, 2011
SMU engineering professor Andrew Quicksall, flanked by graduate students Katie Grant and Drew Aleto, are surrounded by curious children as they take water samples from a hand-pumped well at Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. Their research, funded by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees, will help solve dangerous water quality problems at UNHCR refugee camps. Credit: SMU's Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity
The search for solutions to dangerous water quality issues in refugee camps is driving an SMU lab group's partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - an agreement that will put the university's faculty and students to work both in the lab and on the ground in Kenya, Uganda, Liberia and Bangladesh.