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Med Sci Monit. 2012 Jul;18(7):RA105-17.

Slow-sand water filter: design, implementation, accessibility and sustainability in developing countries.

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  • 1Institute of Catholic Bioethics, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA. pclark@sju.edu

Abstract

The need for clean water has risen exponentially over the globe. Millions of people are affected daily by a lack of clean water, especially women and children, as much of their day is dedicated to collecting water. The global water crisis not only has severe medical implications, but social, political, and economic consequences as well. The Institute of Catholic Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University has recognized this, and has designed a slow-sand water filter that is accessible, cost-effective, and sustainable. Through the implementation of the Institute's slow-sand water filter and the utilization of microfinancing services, developing countries will not only have access to clean, drinkable water, but will also have the opportunity to break out of a devastating cycle of poverty.

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