SODIS

2 04 2009

SODIS, or solar disinfection of water, is a simple, low-cost, and effective method of household water treatment.

The technique can be learned easily and applied by almost anyone, including very young children, the elderly, the sick and the disabled. It works anywhere in the world where there is sunlight – so in other words, unless you are stuck on Antarctica between June and September, you can use it. (And if you ARE stuck in Antarctica in July, you probably have worse problems to deal with – and please let me know what internet provider you use!)

Check out SODIS here: http://www.sodis.ch/
Or watch this quick one-minute video  explaining how it works:

– Sarah Topps

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18 05 2009
The Power of Back-Linking « Reach Forward

[…] your own ideas on how global human rights issues can be […]

9 11 2010
What can kill you in less than 3 hours, and be treated with salt and clean water? « Reach Forward

[…] this is another opportunity for the use of SODIS (solar disinfection of drinking water) to be taught and used as a weapon against the further spread […]

9 03 2012
A Man with a Map. A Woman with a Bottle. Couple work for Rwanda’s Future. « Transplantednorth's Blog

[…] her husband’s work to improve drinking water by a method called Solar Water Disinfection, or SODIS. Used successfully in other countries like Kenya and India, it is a method as simple as killing […]

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