The World Health Organization and UNICEF estimate that one in three people globally lack access to safe drinking water. In Wisconsin, three non-profits are tackling this life-threatening problem, especially in hard-hit Sierra Leone in western Africa.
Geological Engineer Chris Jimieson of SCS Engineers leads the non-profit organization Strides for Africa. Maria Nicholas-Groves leads Feeding Mouths Filling Minds, and Project1808 founded by Sierra Leone native Dr. Alhaji N’jai work in unison helping to construct the school in Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District. The school will help the surrounding community learn about resource conservation and help alleviate life-threatening conditions. Of particular importance is sustainable infrastructure such as well construction to produce clean drinking water.
Recently, CBS Sunday Morning, hosted by Michael Schlesinger, highlighted their work to improve access and save lives. See the feature on the CBS site.
Meet Chris – Mr. Jimieson has 20 years of experience as a geological engineer and hydrogeologist on a wide variety of civil and environmental engineering projects. He currently manages industrial and municipal solid waste projects as well as environmental compliance projects. Chris has also consulted on environmental projects at leaking underground storage tank (UST) sites, chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites, industrial facilities, and historic fill sites with industrial, developer, commercial, military, state, municipal, and solid waste clients.