DHAN Biosand Filters

David Manz, University of Calgary, Canada

DHAN Biosand Filters are household devices that remove pathogens such as bacteria, protozoa and virus found in drinking water.

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DHAN Biosand Filters are household sand filters developed by Canadian engineers promoted by DHAN Foundation. This household devices is build with local materials and filter water from wells, tanks, and oorani.

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Biosand Filters by Clair Water Consultancy, Sehgal Foundation (Jalkalp), Oxfam India

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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

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Households in India

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