Biosand Filter

Biosand Filter Project Implementation

2023-05-30 - 2023-06-02
CAWST, Calgary, Canada
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Event Cost:
$1000 CAD per person (does not include travel costs, fee support may be available)
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Attention needed

Registration for this event closes on May 23rd.

This workshop includes information and hands-on experience on the construction, use and monitoring of the biosand filter. The hands-on topics include checking the steel mold, making the concrete filter container, preparing filtration sand, installing filters and conducting follow-up visits. The participant will gain a clear understanding of the rationale behind the filter design and why proper preparation of the
filtration sand is so important.

The construction sections of the workshop are balanced with interactive learning sessions in the classroom. The relationship between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health in developing countries is explored. Participants will learn about the role of household water treatment and the biosand filter in improving health, as well as effective ways to implement WASH projects. The trainer will lead the participants in investigating the challenges and opportunities that can present themselves during implementation of a biosand filter project. Integrated throughout the workshop are opportunities to discuss and begin planning a project.

Training of project staff and filter users is essential to ensure the proper and sustainable use of biosand filters in diverse regions of the world. This workshop is taught in a way that demonstrates concepts and tools that participants can later use to teach others in communities and households.