to: [Red-X Contact]
Mac Hudson was nice enough to set me up with a private email account here at the office at Department H. I would have used my regular account, but then I have to have a meeting with the Honourable Minister McKay about it, and Peter and I usually end up talking about cod fisheries and why you can't find really good fish and chips in Montreal, which is a real failing of my city. Can you imagine it? You can find the most remarkable seafood of all types, fresh right from the Maritimes, and yet for a proper fish and chip dinner, you need to travel to Kingston or Port Colbourne, or all the way down to Toronto for it. It fascinates me that Montreal hasn't addressed this need.
Dr Hudson and his team have been working on a new updated version of our normal water purification system which we deploy with DART in emergency situations. The Red Cross has cited access to clean water as the single greatest challenge they face in expanding operations in disaster relief areas and third world relief operations. James new system is built to be simple to install, uses components that are either accessible all over the world or can be fabricated using low tech methods, and is easy to repair. Obviously, this kind of simply engineered technology represents a large humanitarian boost to the world.
In discussion with the Red Cross, we've come to the decision that Red-X should be the group who is involved in the unveiling of the new system; 'our newest volunteers with our newest solutions for the world', that sort of thing. Professor Xavier has already voiced his approval. We have a team departing for Sri Lanka on the 10th, and Xavier has given the approval for Red-X to accompany them for a week of hands on field experience in a Red Cross camp in Northern Sri Lanka, west of Mankulam. During that time, with our technicians, they will install the newest water purification system and run it through a series of tests to make sure it works.
Whomever the field leader is chosen for this exercise, you should get your team familiarized with the specifications of the system, which Heather has assured me are attached with this email. I'm not sure how that is supposed to work, but she claims to understand it, and she is very good at this whole computer thing, I'm sure. It is quite remarkable. Did you know there's a 'wiki' thing out there with me on it? They call me 'Mutie Bob', even though I've never even been to Hawaii. Remarkable!
Bonne chance Red-X! I know you'll make us all proud.
The Honourable Minister Robert G. MacDonald
Under-Minister of National Defense, Special Projects