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Collaborator resources for Covid-19 operations

Please note the following webpages from funding agencies: USAID:  https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/resources-for-partners/covid-19-guidance-implementing-partners NSF:  https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/coronavirus/ Notes from WHO:  https://www.who.int/publications-detail/water-sanitation-hygiene-and-waste-management-for-covid-19

Duquesne University awarded grant to conduct research, stakeholder engagement in transboundary Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa

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Lake Fundudzi, Limpopo, South Africa Duquesne University press release The  U.S. Agency for International Development  has awarded Duquesne University faculty,  David M. Kahler , and co-investigators  Joshua N. Edokpayi , University of Venda, and  Kevin C. Rose   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a $1 million grant to conduct research on water resources and engage with stakeholders in the Limpopo River Basin. The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Mackenzie here! Well, it's good to be back. Dr. Kahler took the time to show Garrett how we use the acoustic doppler velocimeter in the river to get a measurement of flow for this transect site - so I watched for a while and caught some rays. 😎 Sitting on the bank of the beautiful Mutale River in Limpopo, I can't help but contemplate how lucky I feel to be here. It's absolutely stunning, this little corner of Africa. It's the most beautiful valley you'll ever see. In fact, beautiful views are readily available here; we're extremely close to Kruger, a national park that works very hard on animal conservation and biodiversity protection, and I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to visit there twice. But seeing all this beauty and all of the value of this place throws into sharp relief that what is not so readily available in this area: consistent access to clean water from the municipality. The struggle for access to water includes affordability, a