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Hydrologic Ceramic Water Purifiers in Cambodia

The Hydrologic Ceramic Water Filter Production and Distribution Project in Cambodia is an ongoing Clean Development Mechanism project in the Kingdom of Cambodia that has been independently verified by The Gold Standard. As fuel use for boiling water in Cambodia predominantly comes from combustion of non-renewable biomass, project activity generates emission reductions through energy zero Water Purifiers that provide access to clean drinking water in rural households in Cambodia.

Each unit has been produced by Hydrologic Social Enterprise Ltd. and is shown to remove 99.99% of bacteria. Over the seven years crediting periods, Ceramic Water Purifiers will be provided to 900,000 to 1.7 million people across 168,000 to 315,000 households also contributing to job creation from dispersal and training on use.

In addition to supporting the UN Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, this project also reduces depletion of natural resources related to the cutting of trees, relieves female children and mothers of families from collecting firewood to boil water, improves indoor air quality to reduce risk of ill-health in women and children, reduces daily fuel costs on low-income regions and provides beneficial employment to local residents during the established distribution, monitoring and replacement phases of the project. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2010 – 2017 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 22,000