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adsorbing Filters for REmoving pathogenS and Heavy metals in WATER

Project description

New filters for safe drinking water

Colombia suffers among the highest levels of mercury pollution in the world. Mercury pollution and pathogens prevent poor communities in Colombia to access safe drinking water. The EU-funded FRESHWATER project will work together with local communities in the country to create a water filtration system monitored by easy-to-use and easy-to-read quality control mechanisms to produce safe and clean drinking water. FRESHWATER will also develop a bidirectional working relationship with a 'community champion' to outlast the duration of the project. The overall aim of the project will be to improve the quality of the water in low-income communities as well as in humanitarian crises, thus lowering the burden of waterborne diseases across Latin America, Asia and Africa.

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Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00