When it comes to water, there's very little wastewater infrastructure in rural areas
while the amount of wastewater produced in rural China is significant. To tackle this
problem, Keru will lead a team of students to set up water monitoring of Langshi and understand water resource infrastructure in order to develop ideas for improving water quality. Students will conduct water testing and interview locals to understand
the local water situation & perceptions. At the end of the program, students will produce a water quality consultation report & water education plan for Laojia.
Laojia is a social enterprise and was founded in 2013 by Eric and Maarten who were
in search of 'authenticity' in rapidly developing China. Inspired by the beauty and authenticity that rural China has to offer in terms of heritage, nature, food and
people, they decided to move to the countryside. Laojia hopes to continue creating
positive experiences and promote sustainable developments for the local community.
Yiwei Jian, a master’s student at Tsinghua University, majoring in Environmental Science & Engineering. Her present research interest is arsenic removal from groundwater. She wishes that she can impart environmental knowledge , help with water safety improvement in developing areas, and cultivate her own eyesight and abilities.
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