In response to the recent catastrophic floods in central Vietnam, the Australian Water Association has deployed ten SkyJuice Foundation systems to provide safe drinking water. SkyHydrants have been mobilised to provide safe drinking water to thousands of victims in the flood-affected areas of Thừa Thiên Huế, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Nam, Quảng Trị, and Quảng Ngãi.
The Australian Water Association has coordinated with SkyJuice, Disaster Aid Australia, DuPont Water Solutions, the Nguyen Family, the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), Thua Thien Hue Water Supply Company (HueWACO), Quang Tri Water Supply Company (QTWaco), Tradelinks Logistics & Services Co., and the Government of Vietnam to deploy SkyHydrant water treatment systems into areas of most need.
“Within the span of a single month, central Vietnam has faced five storms and two tropical depressions, bringing with them heavy rains, floods and landslides. The storms have also displaced more than 90,000 people and more than 130,000 houses have been flooded,” said Van Anh, Deputy Director General of Water Resource Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Both the SkyJuice Chairman, Rhett Butler and the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie, welcomed the initiative and congratulated those involved from the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors.
The Australian-manufactured ultrafiltration technology is provided by SkyJuice and membrane technology is supported by long term CSR partner and project donor Dupont Water Solutions. It will be deployed in schools and community buildings in most need, providing 10,000L per day for each system deployed. The systems are designed to provide immediate relief during the recovery period but also provide resilience from future floods. SkyJuice Foundation has previously supplied SkyStation systems into Provinces and schools in Vietnam over the past 5 years.
“DuPont Water Solutions is pleased to contribute to the flood relief effort in Vietnam by donating the SkyHydrant ultrafiltration units for emergency drinking water supply,” said Bruce Biltoft, Regional Commercial Manager ANZ.
“We would like to acknowledge the support of all the donors and contributors and we wish the residents a speedy recovery from the flood crisis.”
An important aspect of this emergency deployment response is the local engineering and installation costs for the ten locations. This was generously supported by donations from the Nguyen Family, Disaster Aid Australia, and Chemist Discount Centre Mornington.
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