Workshops & Events

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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Water Filter Workshop (4/30-5/3/15)

UPDATE: Photos from this workshop have been posted in the gallery. We are now accepting applications for our next sustainable biosand water filter workshop, which is scheduled to take place between April 30th to May 3rd, 2015 at Sill Hall of Eastern Michigan University, 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 filter...
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Sanitation Workshop 2014 Flyer

Low Cost Sanitation Workshop (9/25-28 2014)

We are proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for our next sanitation workshop, which is scheduled for September 24th through the 28th of 2014 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 pits), wastewater disposal, hygiene and solid waste disposal Explores the relationship between sanitation and health in developing countries Balances theory with practical sessions where participants will design and size pits, construct latrine slabs and hand washing stations Provides...
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