The opening ceremony and implementation of the project of collecting and transforming rainwater for drinking
On the morning of August 8, 2018, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) solemnly held the opening ceremony and implementation of the project of collecting and transforming rainwater supply for drinking at the multi-purpose arena. At this event, it was the TDTU’s honor to welcome Mr. Joo Seung- Yong, Deputy Speaker of National Assembly of Republic of Korea; Ms. Choi Do-Ja, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; Mr. Ha Seung-Jae, Senior Assistant to National Assembly of the Republic of Korea; Mr. Lim Jae Hoon, Consulate General of South Korea in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and many other representatives from the World Health Organization, Seoul National University, Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and other departments and agencies of environment and natural resources in Ho Chi Minh City.
With the support of the Water and Sanitation Appropriate Technology Center (WASAT), Seoul National University and the Ministry of Science and Information Technology of Korea, the research team from the Faculty of Environment and Labor Safety of TDTU has successfully implemented this project for the past 4 months.
The work applied the most advanced as well as modern technology and together with its special designs, is guaranteed to become a remarkable model to support research on rainwater collection and its reuse. It also helps students get trained with practical knowledge of rainwater collection and reuse as well as a basis for continuing research into the possibility of extending this model within the city and to the whole country to contribute to the preservation of freshwater challenge of the world's rapidly growing scarcity of freshwater. In order to make the process of replicating such empirical models is more meaningful, at least it can directly reduce the amount of rain falling naturally on the road; al so to stop causing floods in the rainy season as it is happening in Ho Chi Minh City and the whole country.
The technology used in this work is one of the most modern of the technologies which are available at universities in terms of the collection and reuse of rainwater for social consumption.
A few images from the event: