Clean Water Filtration in Laos

This project provides ceramic water purifiers to households in Laos, reducing carbon emissions by reducing reliance on burning charcoal and biomass to purify water.

More than 86% of household water supplies tested in Laos contained E. coli, risking significant waterborne diseases. This requires local communities to boil their drinking water, often using wood or charcoal which creates significant carbon emissions.

This project provides ceramic water purifiers which uses gravity filtration through porous ceramics, each cleaning up to 55 litres of water per day. The project funds 70,000 ceramic filters to benefit an estimated 300,000 people across more than 1,000 villages in Laos.

Benefits of the project:

  • Reduces carbon emissions by 15,000 tonnes per year.
  • Estimated to provide clean drinking water to more than 300,000 people across 1,000 villages.
  • Provides significant social, community and healthcare benefits, including:
    • Reduce time spent collecting firewood or boiling drinking water;
    • Reduce fuel costs for families;
    • Reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases;
    • Reducing child and adult morbidity and mortality.

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