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DRI to led efforts in clean water, sanitation and hygiene solutions in developing nations
Date:1/28/2013

nd as far east as India.

The research conducted will not only provide an informational gateway and technical approach to developing clean water solutions, but it will give citizens in developing countries an opportunity to improve the quality and effective use of a precious resource.

"We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Braimah Apambire serving through the good graces of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, as the director of this critical and exciting program that will benefit so many needy people around the world," Dr. Wells said.

For decades, the growing concern on limited water resources in places such as West Africa has turned into a reality. As safe water sources are sparse in these areas, it has led to diseases such as diarrhea, trachoma, and guinea worm from contaminated drinking water. To Apambire, this research will focus on developing solutions to real world problems that are considered a human rights concern.

"The need for improved management of water resources continues to grow as populations increase across the developing world. As a result, water quality challenges persist and global climate change constrains available resources even further," Apambire said.

Apambire's work will primarily be conducted out of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at DRI. Jim Thomas, DHS Executive Director says it is of great value to have Apambire's experience and expertise at DRI. "Braimah's work and practical research approach with water and sanitation around the world will set apart DRI's research helping service real world problems in developing nations."

Apambire is familiar with Nevada as he is a former DRI Assistant Professor and a University of Nevada Reno (UNR) hydrologic sciences graduate student.

"With the generous grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, I look forward to working with colleagues at DRI and in developing countries to assist with reducing health-related issues and with the de
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Contact: Ashley Conroy
conroy.ashley@dri.edu
702-862-5411
Desert Research Institute
Source:Eurekalert

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