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.
We are proud to announce our evening speakers for the upcoming dual Water Testing & Treatment Workshop, taking place at the Columbiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan on April 27th till the 30th, 2017.
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting a Water and Sanitation Project
Eileen Heasley co-founded A Vision for Clean Water in 2003. Since that time, she has worked as safe water advocate, collaborator, consultant, grant writer and more. Under her leadership, A Vision for Clean Water has helped over 400,000 people with clean water. Eileen will talk about her successes and lessons learned.
Working to Bring Safe Water to Rwanda
Bob Johnson has worked with Aqua Clara International to supply filters in Rwanda. He has helped to place 1,100 sand filters, 9,600 micro-filter units for household use, larger filters for 65 schools and health clinics and assisted in the construction of 60 rainwater harvest systems.
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This workshop will be split into two separate portions–you may choose to do both, or just do one or the other. The Household Water Treatment & Storage Workshop will take place on April 27th and 28th, while the Drinking Water Quality Testing Workshop will take place on April 29th and 30th.
The power of water has been a major news story in 2016, from the drought that threatened to severely deplete our nation’s fruit basket in California, to the most unfortunate water supply contamination in Flint, Michigan. Flint’s children will suffer the negative health effects for years to come. Clearly this past year demonstrates that water is a life force. And, depending on the quality and quantity of water available, it can easily shift from a life force to a life threat.
Lack of access to clean water leads to disease, deprivation and unsanitary living conditions that can perpetuate a negative health spiral all the way to untimely death. Most unfortunately, this is the reality for 20% of the world’s population. More than 6,000 children under the age of five die each day from diseases spread by unsafe water.