UBC, Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation partner on community water treatment system

July 21, 2021
The Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation and the University of British Columbia partnered to secure access to clean tap water. UBC worked with the community to develop a system that could be locally operated and would be inexpensive and simple to maintain. The new system cleans the water using ultraviolet light and chlorine disinfection to make it potable and is scaled to the community’s needs. “It’s important to work very closely with each community, understanding their unique history, values, culture, geography and long-term vision,” said UBC team lead Dr Madjid Mohseni. “You want a solution that is sustainable and respects local skill sets and priorities.” UBC | CTV News | APTN (BC)