AWARD Finalists 2015

WAF Awards 2015 finalists come from countries where drinking water pollution is a serious concern: Nepal, Haiti and China. The high incidence of water borne diseases in children, like diarrhoea, is a sad common fact in all three countries.

ENPHO – brings water filters to rural and remote places in Nepal in a sustainable way, helping to develop local businesses that manufacture and sell low-tech Bio-Sand water filters for home users.

Slow-Down – brought a dead river back to life, giving hope that the increase in industrial pollution of lakes and rivers in China can be reversed. China not only faces water quality issues, but also severe water shortages, especially in the north where water demand greatly exceeds supply.

SOIL – makes available a sanitary solution that prevents human waste from entering the water cycle, thus avoiding ground water pollution.

ENPHO: Strengthening innovative Biosand Filter (BSF) local entrepreneurship model in providing safe drinking water in Nepal


ENPHO develops community-based sustainable health strategies: safe water, sustainable sanitation, solid waste management, hygienic behaviour, indoor air quality, and environmental monitoring. Read More

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TURENSCAPE: Slow Down – Liupanshui Minghu Wetland Park


Turenscape has initiated Slow Down, (Liupanshui Minghu Wetland Park). Slowing hillside runoff, the project has created a water-based ecological infrastructure to retain and to remediate storm water. As a result, water becomes the active agent in regenerating a healthy ecosystem needed to transform an industrial city into a liveable human habitat. Read More

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SOIL Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods


SOIL focuses on promoting ecological sanitation (EcoSan): converting human waste into valuable compost. EcoSan meets the dual challenge of providing sanitation to people without access to toilets and producing a constant supply of rich, organic compost agriculture and reforestation. Read More

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