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Two Days Training Workshop HEC-Gomal University

  BIOSAND WATER FILTER &

DRINKING WATER QUALITY

09th -10th January, 2010 

Jointly Organized By  

Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University
D.I. Khan, Pakistan.
&
Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Islamabad

Co- Sponsored by;

WELFARE AGENCY for SOCIO ECONOMIC BETTERMENT
(WASEB)

Focal person
Zafar Iqbal
280-Tariq Abad Colony, Khanewal
zafar_iqbal132@yahoo.com
Cell
# 03006718562

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the workshop participants will be able to;

  • Demonstrate how to construct and install a BioSand filter correctly
  • Describe the operation and maintenance of a BioSand filter
  • Describe the relationship between water and health
  • Explain the need for household water treatment, hygiene and sanitation education
  • Establish a network of contacts of other people interested in this  program implementation 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

 

Training workshop on the BioSand filter is essential to ensure the proper and consistent use of the filters in diverse regions of the country. Knowledge that is vital to the health of the end users is provided during this training. The workshop offers instruction and hands-on experience in construction of all components of the filter - the concrete filter box, media, diffuser plate, and lid. The participant will gain a clear understanding of the rationale in which the filter design is grounded, how to install the filter, and how to instruct end users on its correct use and maintenance. The workshop explores the relationship between water and health in developing countries like Pakistan. Participants will gain a fundamental overview of water, hygiene, sanitation, disease transmission, household water treatment options, and safe water storage. As well, participants will discover how to successfully plan and implement a household water treatment project.