Laboratory The RDI Laboratory Department was initiated in 2004 to serve three core needs in Cambodia:
|Water quality testing is an important part of development as microbial pathogens can cause diarrheal disease and natural or human-caused chemical contamination can harm people and the environment.
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|Soil quality testing is also an important part of development to ensure efficiency in matching crops with existing soil conditions and optimizing fertilizer application on farms.
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|GIS and Data management are a key component in the monitoring of development projects and the communication of their results. The RDI GIS/Data Lab utilizes ArcGIS and Google Earth to track and plan development project activities, such as door-to-door arsenic education. Microsoft Access is used to design databases to enter, organize, and analyze data. Click here to learn more about the GIS/Data Lab…|
|Training and capacity-building in the sciences is an important part of the development of Cambodia. RDI accepts many interns from local technical universities and gives them an opportunity to gain practical knowledge through laboratory testing and engaging in research projects. In 2008, RDI began a 2-year Master’s preparation program called the Bridge Program. Click here to learn more about the Bridge Program and to meet the students…|
|Volunteers are relied upon to improve laboratory capacity, conduct training workshops with staff, and setup and troubleshoot analytical instruments. We are actively looking for volunteers with backgrounds in chemistry, microbiology, analytical chemistry, soil science, and chemical/civil/environmental engineering. Contact if you are interested.
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