Energy Efficiency

The Aqua Clara Water Filtration Programme

LOCATION

Kenya

PROJECT TYPE

Energy Efficiency

STANDARD

Gold Standard

VERIFICATION/VALIDATION

TÜV NORD CERT GmbH

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • Mitigates global climate change
  • Reduces indoor air pollution
  • Reduces deforestation and forest degradation

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

  • Provides access to safe drinking water
  • Generates employment opportunities
  • Promotes new technology development

The Aqua Clara Water Filtration Programme, through the Aqua Clara Foundation, has a flagship product known as the ACF bio-sand water purifier. This zero energy ACF water purifier displaces the use of firewood fuel traditionally used to boil water for domestic consumption. ACF water purifier project seeks to introduce approximately 23,875 Bio Sand purifiers, 4 Large Scale Sand and Membrane Filters and approximately 4,800 household SAM units in rural and peri-urban Kenya and in so doing reduce 181,797 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. While many of these families do boil water to purify it for drinking purposes, continued use of firewood for this purpose has led to destruction of woodlands. Coupled with this widespread deforestation is the contribution of the households to local carbon dioxide emissions as well as indoor air pollution within the respective domestic units.

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