Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions

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Affordable Water and Sanitation Solutions

Explore entrepreneurial solutions and technologies to provide water and sanitation services and products at an affordable cost.

Affordable solutions for viable sanitation and water management 

How can you improve or extend water and sanitation services affordably, and so reach a larger market, including people at the so-called base of the pyramid (BoP)? 

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business. In addition, it:

  • Tells you how you can strengthen your business by involving customers and the public in decisions and operations
  • Helps you tailor your business model to the specific needs of different customers
  • Offers high- and low-tech as well as other options for delivering water and sanitation inexpensively

Identifying sound solutions and strategies

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business.

Explore the resources below: 

 

For more information

You might want to look at two complementary sources: 

Explore entrepreneurial solutions and technologies to provide water and sanitation services and products at an affordable cost.

Affordable solutions for viable sanitation and water management 

How can you improve or extend water and sanitation services affordably, and so reach a larger market, including people at the so-called base of the pyramid (BoP)? 

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business. In addition, it:

  • Tells you how you can strengthen your business by involving customers and the public in decisions and operations
  • Helps you tailor your business model to the specific needs of different customers
  • Offers high- and low-tech as well as other options for delivering water and sanitation inexpensively

Identifying sound solutions and strategies

You can use this toolbox to identify opportunities, help your customers to obtain water and sanitation, and build your business.

Explore the resources below: 

 

For more information

You might want to look at two complementary sources: 

SODIS

When microbially polluted water is exposed to solar light in transparent PET bottles, bacteria, virus and some parasites are inactivated by the solar…

UV-tubes

The bactericidal effect of concentrated ultraviolet (UV) light is used in many areas and in many set-ups. For drinking water treatment, simple,…

WATA®

Chlorination, which means adding active chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) to water, is the most common method used for disinfecting of drinking water.…

Septic Tank

A septic tank is a watertight chamber made of concrete, fibreglass, PVC or plastic, through which blackwater and greywater flows for primary…

Biosand Filter

The biosand filter (BSF) is a simple household water treatment device, which is an innovation on traditional slow sand filters specifically designed…

Biogas Electricity (Small-scale)

Biogas is a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, water and hydrogen sulphide produced during the anaerobic decomposition of organic matter. Biogas can…

Greywater Towers

A greywater tower is a circular bag, which is filled with soil, ash and/or compost mixture and a gravel column at the centre. It is used to treat and…

Chlorination

Water disinfection by chlorination was massively introduced in the early twentieth century. It set off a technological revolution in water treatment…

Colloidal Silver Filter

Colloidal Silver Filters (CSF) are simple household water treatment devices based on a physical treatment, which does not require energy supply. CSFs…

Writing a Concept Note

A concept note is a summary of a proposal containing a brief description of the idea of the project and the objectives to be pursued. In some…

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS)

Lack of improved access to safe drinking water together inadequate sanitation and hygiene are the overwhelming contributors to the 1.8 million annual…

Anaerobic Digestion (Organic Waste)

Anaerobic biogas digesters are airtight reactors in which organic waste is decomposed and transformed into biogas by a biological process called…

Ceramic Candle Filter

Ceramic candle filters are simple devices made out of clay and used to filter drinking water in order to removes turbidity, suspended materials and…

Urine-Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT)

A urine-diverting dry toilet (UDDT) is a toilet that operates without water and has a divider so that the user, with little effort, can divert the…

Pour flush Toilet

A pour flush toilet is like a regular cistern flush toilet except that the water is poured in by the user, instead of coming from the cistern above.…

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The Swiss Bluetec Bridge 

The Swiss Bluetec Bridge was launched in November 2012. It strives to accelerate sustainable access to water and sanitation for local residents – especially the poorest in society – in rural areas and in small towns in developing and emerging economies, by providing them with advanced Swiss technology and innovation.

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Seecon GmbH

 

 

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