Engineering Access to Clean Water

Access to clean drinking water shouldn’t be a privilege. Readily available and clean water is fundamental to public health and can help boost the economic growth of a country.

Lassonde is a collaborative space for passionate individuals to come together in pursuit of a future where everyone has access to this essential part of life.

Become part of a community of change makers, helping increase access to clean water

You want to have a positive impact on our community and our world – Here are some of the ways Lassonde will support you on your journey:

  • Collaborative + Supportive community of passionate thinkers and doers
  • Learn by Doing through relevant projects and active learning experiences
  • 12- 24 month Co-op experiences available (and optional) in all of our undergraduate programs
Explore your passion to provide the world with clean water in one of our related programs:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Earth & Atmospheric Science

Le Diable Bleu – Predicting the Movement of Microplastics in our Oceans

Arefeh Shamskhany

Arefeh Shamskhany
2nd Year PhD Student
Civil Engineering

My research aims to simulate microplastics transport and final fate in the aquatic environment, and the photo depicts turbulent eddy circulations generated downstream of a backwater-facing step.

The turbulent circulation zones appear after a sudden bed elevation change such as estuaries, where fluvial flow releases plastic- and sediment-laden flow into a water body.

Turbulent structures are responsible for the transport of sediment and nutrients vital to aquatic ecosystems. However, they also carry and spread pollution and plastic debris in aquatic environments, endangering the aquatic ecosystem.

Our goal is to predict microplastics evolution in the aquatic environment.

Safe Water Optimization Tool – Clean Water for Refugee Camps

Professor Usman Khan
Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering

A new web-based tool will help aid workers ensure that water is safe to drink in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. Researchers at York University’s Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, in partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), launched the Safe Water Optimization Tool (SWOT) today, the first concrete application of artificial intelligence for improving safe water supply in humanitarian operations.

The tool builds on more than five years of water safety research carried out in refugee camps in South Sudan, Jordan, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Bangladesh. Researchers from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and School of Global Health all collaborated on the tool.

Find out More about the SWOT Tool

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