Together with Henk Holtslag, Dick Bouman and the ARC team EMF developed a manual schools can use to maker a better choice among the different techniques. This manual is part of the work we are doing in the Waterschool project financed by Valleyfoundation and Aqua for All.
Water Schools was launched in early 2010 following the success of the first International Faith in Water Workshop in July 2009. It was jointly organised by the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), the Ecological Management Foundation (EMF) and the International Water & Sanitation Centre (IRC).
The ultimate goal of this project is twofold: to help the faith schools to address provision of fresh, clean water for all (and especially sanitary) needs, and to raise awareness of water and wider environmental issues through the network of faith schools and their educational programmes.
To this end, ARC will develop the project and consult its network of the faiths. EMF on the other hand functions as an independent consultant that, together with its partners, provides expert advice on water treatment technologies most appropriate in each situation. Waterschools manual on techniques
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