Biosand Water Filters & More Workshop (4/19-22)

2017 Water Workshop Crew

The next AVFCW workshop will be on Biosand Water Filters & More, and will be held from April 19th – 22nd, 2018 at the Columbiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan.

The biosand filter (BSF) is an effective and sustainable household-level safe drinking water solution. By the end of this workshop, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to choose appropriate filter technology and to plan and implement a successful BSF project.

What this training offers: This workshop provides the knowledge that is necessary to ensure new BSF projects are successful through a combination of hands-on and in-class exercises covering:

  • Overview of alternative filter technologies and how to determine appropriate approach.
  • How to construct, install and maintain a biosand filter
  • How to successfully plan and monitor a biosand filter project
  • What roles are needed to ensure a successful project
  • How to instruct households and communities on correct usage
  • Water-related diseases, household water treatment alternatives and alternate water sources

Cost for attending the entire 4-day workshop (including classes, workshops, three nights lodging, all meals, and materials) will be $750.

If you are a volunteer for an NGO active in developing countries, or if you are a student, the cost will be $400.

We encourage attendees to stay at the retreat center to enrich their experience with shared meals and evening speakers (the cost reflects this).

Class size is limited. We expect to fill up so please book early by clicking the button below and registering.

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Download the informational flyer (PDF) here.

Have any inquiries? Please send to AVFCW Board Member Peter Tanner at


Training conducted by: Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies. Training sponsored by: Rotary Club of Troy, Michigan.

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