Community-Scale Biosand Filter Pilot Project in Cambodia

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Show simple item record Hahn, Jason 2016-04-12T23:43:53Z 2016-04-12T23:43:53Z 2016-05-01
dc.description Presented to the Faculty of the University of Alaska Anchorage in Partial Fulfillment of Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH en_US
dc.description.abstract Clean water is a basic human necessity that is essential for the health of all population, yet 700 million people worldwide lack access to this vital resource, particularly in developing countries like Cambodia. This results in high incidences of water-borne illnesses due to the use of contaminated sources and is a burden that prevents people from leading productive lives. Slow sand filtration, both on the municipal level and the household level, is a low-cost technology that has been implemented around the world to address this problem, yet biosand filtration has not been widely implemented on a community level due to the lack of tested, effective filter technology. In this pilot project, a community-scale biosand filter was designed, constructed and tested to determine if it can meet the water needs of a small floating village in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia. With the collaboration of local partner organizations, this project demonstrated that community-scale biosand filters are a viable and effective solution to rural clean water challenges in Cambodia. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Signature Page / Title Page / Abstract / Table of Contents / List of Figures / List of Tables / List of Appendices / Acknowledgments / Introduction / Background / Project Goal and Objectives / Methods / Results / Discussion / Strengths and Limitations / Public Health Implications / Recommendations for Future Design and Research / References / Appendices en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.subject drinking water en_US
dc.subject Cambodia en_US
dc.subject water filtration en_US
dc.subject biosand en_US
dc.title Community-Scale Biosand Filter Pilot Project in Cambodia en_US
dc.type Report en_US

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