Kevin in Class

Posted: April 12, 2008 by Michele in missions

Kevin’s been missing all the beautiful weather (yes, it DID hit +20) . . . he’s taking a professional development course this weekend.  The course is all about Biosand Water Filter construction and implementation for overseas applications . . . so some theory as well as very hands-on sieving sand and hand-mixing concrete.  Here’s Kevin preparing the form for the concrete pour:

It’s an amazing mix of people at this course, from all over North America . . . all who work with water-quality issues overseas.  I think they’ve been having as much fun swapping stories as building the filter.  The course is done Monday, so we’ll try to get a picture of the finished filter.  These filters are designed to be built on-site with local labour and local materials for use inside individual homes . . . and they’re very effective.  They produce potable water from just about any contaminated source.  If you’re interested in more info about the filters, check out the CAWST Website . . .

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