Executive Director Rod Beadle recently took a short leave of absence from Engineers in Action to volunteer his expertise on the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica in the Caribbean Sea.
Of the island's 75,000 inhabitants, at least 50,000 are displaced while 26 people lost their lives and 31 are still missing following Category 5 Hurricane Maria last month. Nearly 90 percent of the buildings and homes on the island were severely damaged by 165 mph winds, flash floods and storm surges, and all of the water systems on the island were ruined.
Beadle and his team have installed water treatment systems to provide fresh, clean, safe water to as many people as possible.
"Right now we've got four systems installed on the west coast," Beadle said. "Those systems are providing 110,000 liters of safe water to about 11,000 people. Next, we're headed to the east coast, which was hit hardest and has been harder to get resources to."
Once there, Beadle hopes to install two more systems to provide 55,000 litres to 5,500 people.
For more updates and to see a selection of pictures from Rod's work,