Project Lead(s): R. Taber Hand
An increasing number of people are living on water and without access to sanitation. Diarrheal incidence and child mortality are higher in floating villages than in land communities. The HandyPod is an innovative treatment system, using two-stage sequestration and treatment that includes aquatic plants, that is addressing the challenge of providing effective sanitation to floating communities. Technical support, marketing and sales training are provided to entrepreneurs who can scale up access to sanitation. The potential impact will be a vast improvement in the health of millions worldwide, as current solutions are non-existent or ineffective.