Iris Malina

Iris | In Greek mythology, Iris (/ˈɨrɨs/; Ἶρις) is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky [...] She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld. Malina | The slavic word for raspberry

Project update

Kategori: Malawi

You may think now that I'm all pleasure and no business, after all those elephant pics - however not true! I have completed the first two objectives, out of three. The first being a survey of the study area, i.e. the urban section of Likangala River, with observations and photos, connected with GPS-points that I have plotted on a map in Arc GIS, with the help of excellent cartographer Gwaligwali (best name ever).

And yesterday, I set out on a mission to measure the water discharge at the main road culvert, using the super accurate (notice the sarcasm) 'orange method'. That is having a floating device (e.g. an orange, hence the name) travelling down a section of a known length, with a known geometry, and from that estimate the water discharge. I went there on my own, bumping along the road construction site on my bicycle. The spectacle of me walking about in the shallow water, with a measuring tape and a range of floaty thingies, caught the attention of a small crowd! Before I knew it, I had five school children inside the culvert, and another 15 outside 'helping' me!

Next thing is the third objective, which is the actual water sampling and laboratory work, but I don't have to think about that until next week!


Three merry little helpers
Actual progress on the report!


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