Workshops & Events

Water Workshop Classroom

Free Water Projects Think Tank (4/29)

As part of a Rotary District 6380 Grant, A Vision for Clean Water is hosting a “Think Tank” to discuss ways to increase long-term success for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) projects. It will be held the day following the 3-day Latrine Workshop to allow the workshop attendees who have come from Kenya, Ecuador and Haiti plus others to participate. Please help us by passing the word to local WASH implementers. When: April 29th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (lunch included) Cost: Free (please RSVP as soon as possible, as space is limited) Where: Columbiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan The...
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OHorizons in Puerto Rico

World Water Day 2019 Presentation (3/17)

Titled "Water Problems in Puerto Rico", Laura Richardson, CEO of OHorizons, will discuss her experiences bringing clean drinking water to those in need using OHorizons’ low cost wooden mold to create Biosand Filters. Demonstrations, examples of water filtration solutions, discussions and refreshments will also be included. This event is free to attend, and will take place at Christ Our Light church on March 17th, 2019, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Download/view the flyer for this event here....
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The volunteers, board members, trainers, and graduating class of AVFCW's 2018 Water Workshop.

2018 Water Filter Workshop Photos

Better late than never! We've finally posted the photos from the last workshop, back in late April of this year. You can check them out here. Thanks again to our students, volunteers, board members, and CAWST instructors for making this year's workshop a resounding success. If you're interested in doing something similar, please check out the details of our upcoming workshop, taking place in April 2019....
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The AVFCW Team + Attendees

Latrine Workshop (4/26-28, 2019)

This 3 day workshop provides attendees interested in water and sanitation projects in developing countries with an overview of latrine program implementation. This is the latest workshop from the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) and enables participants to select approaches that are appropriate for their context as well as key resources to learn more about the different approaches. The workshop brings together people active in implementing water and sanitation projects throughout the developing world, so participants learn from the experiences of their other participants in addition to the CAWST teachers. This workshop will take place from April 26-28, 2019...
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2017 Water Workshop Crew

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

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.

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Water Workshop Team

Water Testing & Treatment Workshops (4/27-30)

The next workshop will be on Water Testing & Treatment, and will be held from April 27th – 30th, 2017 at the Columbiere Center in Clarkston, Michigan. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]

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.

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2016 Sanitation Workshop Flyer

Low-Cost Sanitation Workshop (4/28-5/1/16)

The next Low-Cost Sanitation Workshop will be held from April 28th - May 1st, 2016 at the Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Benefits of this four-day workshop include: You will be provided with theory, instruction and hands‐on experience by AVFCW staff and a CAWST instructor. Covers topics such as water quality, hygiene, sanitation, disease transmission, household water treatment options and safe water storage. Participants will gain knowledge of the challenges facing developing countries as related to illnesses associated with unclean drinking water. Participants will construct all components, including concrete containers, sand media, diffuser basins and lids (for water filters), and concrete toilets (for sanitation). Provides opportunities to create an action plan for...
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Low Cost Sanitation Workshop (10/1-4 2015)

NOTE: Workshop has been postponed and WILL NOT be happening on October 1-4, 2015. We will update the web site with a new set of dates once we are able. Please send all inquiries via our contact page. We are proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our next sanitation workshop, which is scheduled for October 1st through the 4th of 2015 at the Columbiere Center of Clarkston, Michigan. Benefits of this four-day workshop include: You will be provided with theory, instruction and hands‐on experience by AVFCW staff and a CAWST instructor Includes topics such as excreta management options (eco‐sanitation, sanitation promotion, excavating, lining and emptying...
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