Producing water in drought-stricken areas

Posted on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shannon Lee.

By Johanne Adam

Drawing of WaterWind.

Shannon Lee is a fourth year biomedical mechanical engineering student. She is one of six finalists for the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize in the environmental stewardship category, for her WaterWind invention.

Her system could some day become a sustainable means to provide clean drinking water to people living in drought-stricken areas.

Shannon explains how WaterWind works in this video.

Two other uOttawa students and an alumnus are also in the running for this prize. Channarong Intahchomphoo is pursuing a PhD in electronic business technologies; Alana Couvrette is completing a bachelor’s degree in social sciences; and Ryan Singh is a Faculty of Social Sciences graduate now working as a paralegal in London, Ontario.

Prototype in a plexiglass box.

Shannon Lee has built a prototype to evaluate the effectiveness of WaterWind.

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