Long term Effectiveness of Biosand Water Filters in Siem Reap, Cambodia Evaluating a Household Water Treatment System for Developing Countries Watershed Access Lab, Bridgewater State College

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2007

Project Description/Abstract

The Watershed Access Lab at Bridgewater State College will collaborate with the University of Victoria Water and Watershed research team, Rotary International and Friends without a Border to implement and evaluate a long-term study of the effectiveness of biosand water filters in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Biosand filters are being distributed to villages in the Siem Reap area in an effort to reduce the cases of water borne illnesses. Data on the long-term effectiveness of the filters to reduce bacteria in household drinking water in these villages will be used to expand the distribution and use of these filters in the Siem Reap area and support a literacy campaign on the importance of pure water to public health.

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