Human survival depends on safe, secure and sustainable access to important resources such as food, fresh water and energy.
However, with less than 3 per cent of the earth’s total water volume being fresh water, this essential resource is relatively scarce. Many people in the developed world take for granted their access to fresh water with an unlimited supply available at any time within their own house.
This is not the case for many people living in other parts of the world, where up to 2 million people die every year from preventable water borne diseases. During early January this year, 17 students from Griffith Sciences Group travelled to Siem Reap in Cambodia to implement a community aid project to supply safe drinking water to villagers.
The study tour and community aid project was led by Dr Graham Jenkins, a senior lecturer in the Griffith School of Engineering.
Students studying degrees in Engineering, Industrial

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