It's hard to believe Summer is almost over. Check out our event highlights to see what TIDES has been up to. We are gearing up for the 5th annual STARTIDES demo--be sure to register (see below for details).
On July 21, TIDES attended the Prepositioned Expeditionary Assistance Kit Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (PEAK JCTD) at Fort AP Hill in Virginia. The National Defense University is the technical manager for PEAK and USSOUTHCOM is the operational manager. The PEAK kits will provide effective, low-cost and sustainable crisis services that support and build a key capacity in partner nations to promote security and stability in theater.
PEAK is a modular system that provides potable water, information sharing, communications and power generation to emergency first responders in the period following a disaster event. HA/DR personnel from partner nations will be trained how to use the technology, which will allow for a more immediate knowledge of the situation on the ground, and for critical information to be passed on to decision makers. The kit uses power from renewable energy sources and the reverse osmosis water purifier can produce up to 1800 gallons a day of potable water from local sources (including salt water).