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Pure water

Purifying the water in Nepal. Finding water in Nepal is not an issue, however finding clean drinking water is. Due to waste polluting the water , 44,000 children under the age of 5 die due to water-borne diseases in Nepal every year. We will be creating a system that purifies the water in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our aim is create an easy to build system using local resources within the community. The system can be easily taught and shared with other smaller communities so they too can have PURE WATER.

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Sanitation in Nepal
We will be creating a system that purifies the water in  Kathmandu, Nepal. 
Due to waste, 44,000 children under the age of 5 die due to water-borne 
diseases in Nepal every year. 

The service/system we will create is to benefit the local people enabling them
to safely drink water, which is a vital part of any child's development.

We will be implementing a community water filter, in which we will be using the solar purification method, in combination with a hand-made filter.

Key Features :
-To filter contaminated water 
-To educate how to purify water 
-Promotes sharing amongst the communities 

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

We will be designing our system for the small communities in the urban areas of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, which is home to a population of about 1 million people. Nepal’s largest urban area is located in the Kathmandu valley.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

We will prototype many water filtration ideas in combination with the solar purification method , to test how pure we can make the water. We will also arrange a series of test among out team to see how quickly and efficiently we can create these structures. This is so we can see which model would best suit the communities in Nepal Kathmandu, in terms of how easy it is to assemble and the access to recourses . We shall also be testing how easy it is to demonstrate how the system is built and used to other users. Our aim is to do this by monitoring which method among out team is easily understood and replicated.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

We would need help from the SOIDS organistaion (short for Solar Water Disinfection) to help implement our idea. We would also need the help of the Nepal government to make sure that this service is seen as a essential part of the communities well being.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am looking for partners that might be interested in taking this idea forward in their communities.


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this is great as it implements things that can be used for many years, its also vital that clean water is provided as it will be able to save many lives as the figures stated showed

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