Ramah Project Schedule
Schedule for Ramah Activities Fall 2008
|9/26/2008||Class Lecture/demo||Where does our water come from? Hydrologic cycle, local aquifers, water distribution systems|
|9/27/2008||EWB Field trip||Pine Hill Water treatment plant, stock well sampling|
|10/24/2008||Class Lecture/demo||Water pollution and health|
|10/25/2008||EWB and student Field trip||Sheep dip operation sites, stock well sampling and field tests of polluted wells or trip to uranium mine contamination site|
|11/14/2008||Class Lecture/demo||Techniques and science in water testing in field and laboratory|
|11/15/2008||Field Trip||Field test and sample stock wells|
|12/05/2008||Class Lecture/demo||Water Treatment Technology|
|12/06/2008||EWB/student Field trip||Pine Hill Water treatment plant, stock well sampling|
Water treatment and sampling
- Water Supply – help analyze video and gamma probe logs to determine where best water can be found in existing wells.
- GIS – locate and enter GPS data for water sources; analyze data on location, use, and water hauler activity
- Water sampling - take samples of stock wells and other unregulated sources; field tests
- Water treatment - install preoxidation system for school pilot, hook up columns for study of adsorptive media.
- Water treatment Fabrication of low tech water treatment device (Kanchan Filters, others, e.g. ceramic filters)
- Solar power-water treatment - design system for remote locations powered by solar power;
Education and outreach
- Training - train Pine Hill staff on maintenance of pilot treatment system, demonstrate home systems installed at the Weavers Hogan on the Pine Hill school grounds
- High School and Adult Education - design and deliver class lectures on water treatment science to adults, juniors and seniors.
- Mentoring - work with high school and adult students in water treatment project using the low-tech filters
- Social marketing - survey Pine Hill residents on water use, preferences.
- Fund raising – raise money to pay for supplies for project, transportation and lodging expenses.
Now is the time to make a commitment to this project! See the list above for a list of help that we can use. Please send me an email indicating your interest and availability on these dates.
Malcolm Siegel PhD, MPH
Radiological Consequences Management, Dept 6772
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0779