Friday, October 30, 2009

Flushing Our Future or Toilets for a Thirsty Earth?

The farmer in Somalia needs it. The farmers in Texas, New Mexico, and Alberta need it too but you are flushing it away. Now come Juan Carlos to the rescue!
clipped from tech.ashoka.org

Water friendly toilets

Juan Carlos Calizaya Luna designs and installs innovative and environmentally friendly sanitation systems that give low-income communities the ability to manage their waste in a way that is beneficial for the environment, health in a model that even increases their wealth.
Juan Carlos's new approach to sustainable waste management saves 50% of typical urban water consumption, and most importantly, it involves local citizens in development and financing to ensure sustainability.
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