Ecuador – April 2016 – Earthquake : Emergency relief mission

 

The 16th of April, Ecuador has been hitten by a violent earthquake. A few hours later, a team from the organisation FIRE-French International Rescue Experts, boarded in the first plane available with one AQUASURE mobile water treatment unit. Once in the field, local authorities asked us to focus on one of the most isolated regions, almost unreachable after the earthquake, with the objective to respond to first health needs and to restore access to drinking water.

… On site, and once the first tank of drinking water had been distributed, we have been continuously  working at the treatment of river water to produce more than 10.000L of drinking water for the refugee camp…

Local authorities appreciated the efficiency of the AQUASURE mobile water treatment unit and the quality of our analysis as WHO team controlled and validated the quality of the treated water for human consumption…

Local civil and military teams deployed in the field have been interested in the simplicity and high mobility of AQUASURE mobile water treatment unit.