Gouvernement du Canada

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Assessment of Water Quality and Related Health Impacts

Statut : Annulé
Organisation : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Acronyme : SICI
Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a unique educational enterprise that promotes mutual awareness and understanding between India and Canada mainly through facilitating academic activities. The Institute funds research, links institutions in the two countries, and organizes seminars and conferences. These activities are carried out in partnership between the Institute's Canada Office and India Office.
Adresse : 1402 Education Tower
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta,
T2N 1N4
FAX: (403) 289-0100
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : John Abraham
Courriel : jjabraha@ucalgary.ca
Pays : Inde
Ville : Chennai
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : Currently in India, the availability and quality of clean water adversely affects the populace. As the population of India grows, the lack of clean water will have enormous human health implications. It is thus important to understand the factors, diseases and public health policies surrounding water quality throughout India. This will help to guide the feasibility of implementing certain technologies and/or population and public health policies to improve human health.

The intern will have a key role in evaluating local water quality and implications for the continued strengthening and development of public health programs in Indian community where the internship takes place.

The experience of the internships and knowledge gained in India will be integrated into Queen's initiative to coordinate existing research and international development initiatives into the emerging population and public health program with the view to strengthening our undergraduate and graduate programs and research capacity.

In Canada
- Conduct a through literature review of relevant research material
- Familiarize him/herself with the various facets of the social relation of Water Quality to Health.

- Be involved in assessment of local water quality using standardized field collection and analysis techniques (both ground and surface waters)
- Develop a document summarizing water quality standards and projected improvements to standards
- Assess current health problems associated with contaminated waters
- Evaluate "grass-root" initiatives that can improve delivery of fresh water to communities
- Evaluate conventional treatment process which may enable provision if improved water quality
- Develop guidelines for source water protection for local region based on local issues
Organisation d'accueil : Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, is one of India's premiere instructional and research institutes dealing with the study of water quality and quantity.

The Department of Ocean Engineering was created with the following objectives:

- To create infrastructure and expertise in order to carry out R & D work in areas of Ocean Engineering and related fields, which have direct relevance in the national context.
- To create educational and research opportunities at graduate and doctoral levels.
- To extend educational facilities and train the manpower from industry, R & D organizations and other educational institutions in order to enable them to carry out tasks in areas of Ocean Engineering.
- To collaborate with user organizations on need based problems.