Volunteer Profile: Lee Blaney
July 13, 2010
By University of Texas at Austin
Doctorate student Lee Blaney at the University of Texas at Austin applies his knowledge and fuels his love of travel through volunteer work in his field. In January 2010, he volunteered for Water For People World Water Corps, an international, non-profit organization that provides long-lasting, safe drinking water resources and improved sanitation facilities to the developing world. Lee went on a two-week long assessment trip to Blantyre, Malawi, where he worked with Water For People Malawi staff, local interns, and other volunteers to map water sources and conduct surveys regarding access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in 21 low-income areas. With this data, the Blantyre Water Board is now better equipped to make decisions regarding development of new water and sanitation infrastructure.
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