Asia: University faculty bring water to Nepal
Ball State’s Kirsten Nicholson is leading another trip by Ball State University faculty to the Mount Everest region of Nepal, as they continue to help local residents in their search for clean water. Nicholson, a geological sciences professor, is part of a group who have partnered with Action for Nepal to build a water plant and filtration system to help two small communities in the Sagarmatha National Park of Nepal. The area has long suffered from tainted water supplies, which come from the glaciers at Mount Everest. These glaciers are contaminated by hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the mountain range each year.