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Modeling the next generation of on-site sanitation systems

Luiza Cintra Campos

Luiza Cintra Campos of the University College London has won a US$ 100,000 Gates Foundation grant to to develop a simulation tool to evaluate new on-site sanitation technologies. By including parameters such as pit latrines served, distance to treatment, and potential for energy recovery, the simulation tool can aid communities in determining the best new systems for local needs.

Ms. Campos’ project was one of 31 to be awarded a grant on 7 November 2011 in the “Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies” topic in round 7 of the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.

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Grand Challenge: Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies

Grand Challenge logo Submit an original and innovative idea in 2-page proposal for a decentralised, non-waterborne sanitation technology and get a chance to win US$ 100,000 to develop the idea further.

Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies” is one of the new topics in Round 6 of the Grand Challenges Explorations grants, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Explorations are part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. Successful projects have the opportunity to receive a follow-on grant of US$ 1 million or more, and could eventually evolve into Grand Challenges project.

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