In India, Env. Eng Students Work With Company For Cleaner Water

The humanitarian trips that students in Prof. Jaehong Kim’s course, Environmental Technology in the Developing World, take each spring break have become an established tradition at Yale. This year, the trip had a few new twists.

After a few years of traveling to Nicaragua, the course went for the first time to India. There, they worked with a for-profit company – another first for the class. Kim, the seven students and two teaching assistants, worked with Water Health International (WHI), based in Hyderabad, India. With small-scale community scale water treatment systems, the company sells treated water to consumers, who cart away water in jars for a small fee.