A UA project selected by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
Only four Spanish universities got funding for their projects and the UA is included amongst them
Alicante, 24 October 20104
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, has selected a project submitted by the Office of the Vice President for International Relations at the University of Alicante, that will funded with €97,200. The project will improve access to drinking water for the rural population of the Cuban municipalities Boyeros and Varadero.
The project, led by the UA Water Management Institute, with the support of the UA Havana Project and coordinated by the UA Office for Cooperation is intended to recoup aquifers affected by pollution for their consumption by installing a desalination plant within 18 months.
The University of Alicante will disseminates the implementation of membrane technology and to this end, UA lecturers will train Cuban experts in the treatment and purification of water, with workshops on this type of technology.
Similarly, the project will carry out an awareness campaign on the proper use of water and soap, and the proper storage of potentially polluting substances.
The four projects funded belong to the Complutense University of Madrid (€152,150), University of Alicante (€97,200), Autonomous University of Madrid (€69,233) and University of Huelva (€23,000).
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