Laureate Feature: Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND)
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Who: Cora Zayas Sayre, Executive Director
What: Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND): www.wandphilsorg.com
When: The Tech Awards 2011 Intel Environment Award Laureate: www.thetechawards.thetech.org/
How: WAND has developed a low-cost composting toilet using local materials called Ecosan, which prevents water contamination and the spread of disease while producing valuable fertilizer from human waste. In the Philippines, 20 million people have inadequate access to sustainable sanitation.