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Sustainable Sanitation with Biochar

posted Mar 22, 2014, 2:16 PM by Erica Schleicher
Climate Foundation will present its innovative solution for human waste management at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, which coincides with World Water Day on March 22.

One quarter of India’s population (which is more than all the people in the United States) and a total of more 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have access to adequate sanitation today. The Climate Foundation is among participants in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, which funds research to develop waterless, hygienic toilets that do not require a sewer connection or electricity and cost less than five cents per user per day.
This year’s fair is co-hosted by the Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event will highlight creative approaches to develop affordable and sustainable sanitation solutions.