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Water Quality Monitoring

The SAFEWATER device is being developed to address the need for field analysis of microbiological quality of potable water, specifically the detection of E.coli as an indicator of faecal contamination.

Our Expertise

SAFEWATER is a transdisciplinary research centre of excellence bringing together expertise from Ulster University, the University of Medellin (Colombia), the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) along with NGO’s Centro de Ciencia y Tecnología de Antioquia (Colombia), and Fundacion Cantaro Azul (Mexico), who are already working with, and trusted by, the local people.

This team is further augmented by the introduction of additional partners – the Centre for Water, Sanitation and Health Development, WASHTED, Malawi; Mekelle University, Ethiopia; Kantipur Dental & Research Centre, Nepal; and Med Micro Research Laboratory, Nepal.

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Our breadth of knowledge

The Translate team is multidiciplinary, with expertise across engineering, micobiology, environmental science, chemistry and social sciences. The team is led by experts in water quality assessment and measurement at Ulster and partner organisations.

The project is guided by an Advisory board with a breadth of expertise in technologies for water treatment in resource poor environments, ecology, nutrition and health.



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