IDEATION: Support for AQUATÓN winners


In May 2021, Peru's Ministry  of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) organised an event called  AQUATÓN to attract Peruvian entrepreneurs to develop solutions for the rural  water and sanitation sector. Participating groups presented solutions to the  following challenges:  

  • How can we create toilet  modules that are easy to assemble, maintain and use for rural areas?  
  • What technological  alternatives can achieve water disinfection for safe drinking water for rural  areas?

The competition winners  were CASA (Ciudades Auto -Sostenibles Amazónicas), who presented a dry toilet  module in a structure with PVC pipe walls to store water, and AQUAmoss, with  an eco-filter made of clay, sawdust, dry moss and colloidal silver.

To support this initiative,  the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) entrusted cewas and its partner  SABAVIDA with the accompaniment, training and support to the winning teams  for the proper execution of the pilots, ensuring the operability of the  winning proposals.  

The project carried out by cewas  and SABAVIDA aimed to stimulate and strengthen innovation in Peru's water and  sanitation sector, with evidence that shows success stories and lessons  learned.

You can see the official  AQUATÓN website here:  

To learn more about CASA,  you can watch their video and read their factsheet (in Spanish).

To learn more about  AQUAmoss, you can watch their video and read their factsheet (in Spanish).

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