Saving Lives With Water Quality Training

At Palintest, it is our mission to safeguard water for everyone, every day. We are proud of the work we do with the humanitarian and development sector to help improve global drinking water and WASH standards. As part of this work, we offer localised support to our partners, through product training and equipment distribution. In October, our Application Scientist, Hannah, visited RedR UK to deliver water quality training at a week-long groundwater drilling course.

We are delighted that for the fourth year in a row a member of the Palintest team has delivered water quality training at RedR UK’s groundwater drilling course. RedR UK is a charity who provide training and technical support to non-profit organizations (NGOs), aid workers and communities responding to man-made and natural disasters worldwide. RedR UK train thousands of people each year in everything from staying safe in the field to essential water and sanitation skills. Their expert support ensures that those responding to humanitarian crisis can do so safely and effectively.

In October, our Application Scientist, Hannah, visited RedR UK to deliver water quality training at a week-long ground drilling course. The week-long course aims to educate and provide hands-on experience to those responding to major disasters.

The aim of the water quality session was to educate attendees about water quality analysis and to provide them with some hands-on training for our products. The course was attended by students from Cranfield University studying a Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) MSc and people from NGOs (mostly working in Africa, India and Bangladesh).

Palintest has been supporting the international development and humanitarian sector for many years. Our vast experience and presence in this market means that we are not only able to supply worldwide but also offer localised support, either through our team or our dedicated distribution network. To learn more about our distribution partners and localised support, please contact our team.

Hannah demonstrated the Wagtech range; our fully portable and self-contained kits. She also demonstrated some photometric testing as well as the microbiological testing to give the participants an overview of all aspects of water quality analysis. Students were then able to gain hands-on experience using our Multiparameter Pocket Sensor; they calibrated the instrument and then carried out a series of tests on the water they collected from the borehole wells. The Multiparameter Pocket Sensor has purposefully been designed for field use and can perform highly accurate testing of five parameters. At the end of the session Palintest donated three pocket sensors to RedR, who distributed these amongst the participants who had shown the most enthusiasm and interest.

It was great to work with RedR UK again to provide potentially life-saving skills, advice and support to those responding to natural and man-made disasters. For more information about RedR UK visit https://www.redr.org.uk/

Please contact our team to find out more about our Wagtech range, or if you want more information about our distribution partners and the support we offer.

Photos by Franziska Dobringer

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