Rwanda Water Tips Help SA

Photo courtesy of Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance website.

A local environmentalist is in Rwanda studying water quality and is hoping to bring her findings back to San Antonio.

Annalisa Peace with the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance said her trip is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Community Solutions Program.

Peace’s work has the potential to impact the 2.5 million people who rely on the Edwards Aquifer as their primary source of drinking water.

“We’re basically looking to see how you can use nature-based techniques and the low impact development techniques that we’ve been proposing to actually improve water quality of the storm water runoff before it enters the aquifer,” Peace said. “Our mission is to preserve the high quality of that water as much as possible and then we also have as our mission to address issues of rapid growth within the Hill Country region.”

Peace is working with the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority in Kigali. She will return in three weeks.

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