You’re invited to an informal Awareness Afternoon to keep you, our valued supporters, informed on the progress of the project over the last year. We have lots to share with you, and don’t forget, lunch is on us!!
Date: October 29th, 2017
Place: Deer Park United Church, 77 Deer Point Rd. SE. Calgary
Dr. David Manz,
Calgary based inventor of the BioSand Water Filter and cofounder of CAWST (Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology), will join us at the Malawi Water Project Awareness Afternoon for a brief talk and to answer questions about the filter’s development, its effectiveness, and its dissemination around the world.
The original Biosand filter concept was developed during the late 1980s when Dr. Manz was conducting assessments of safe water needs in South Africa and the Philippines. Initial testing at the University of Calgary, Environment Canada, National Water Research Institute and field projects in Chile and Nicaragua in the early 1990s demonstrated the technology’s promise. The Biosand filter demonstration project in Nicaragua became the country’s only cholera-free area.
Today, there are hundreds of thousands of Biosand filters worldwide. The filter is the key technology used by the Malawi Water Project, and continues to provide access to safe water for many vulnerable families.
Please don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from a great thinker, humanitarian and visionary.
Hope to see you there!