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EPA Grant Number: SU832492
Title: Scale-up Implementation of a Sustainable, Appropriate, Awards-winning, Arsenic and Microbial Removal Filter in Rural Nepal

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and their local Nepali partner, Environment and Public Health Organization have engaged in multiple years of R&D on arsenic detection and remediation in Nepal, and, since 2003 have implemented and are now scale uping their innovative, low-cost, award-winning household-level drinking water treatment system, the KanchanTM Arsenic Filter. In rural Nepal, about 5 million people are affected by arsenic and/or pathogens in their drinking water. Until the dissemination of this innovation in rural Nepal, people had no alternative but to drink contaminated water. Further scale up is urgently needed!

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