We're team Siruthuli - Cordula, Saken and Lisa and are about to start our Corporate Services Corps (CSC) assignment. CSC is one of IBM's corporate social responsibility programs whereby international teams of IBMers are selected to carry out a 4 week assignment for an NGO. We'll be travelling to Coimbatore in India on September 24th. Our local partner will be Siruthuli, an NGO concerned with environmental issues such as afforestation, waste management and awareness.
Siruthuli is asking us for a strategic plan regarding the water hyacinth growth in the Valankulam tank. This tank is essential for providing Coimbatore with water for irrigation, washing and other secondary uses but has been heavily infested with water hyacinth. The growth of this aggressive plant is boosted by various sources of waste water flowing into the tank.
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We're looking forward to working with Siruthuli on this exciting challenge.