Global Water Challenge winners chosen

Three projects from India were named winners in the Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers competition, "Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water & Sanitation Crisis," in mid-May. They were narrowed from nine finalists from 265 entries from 54 countries in a global collaborative effort to find the most innovative community-based water and sanitation solutions...

ARLINGTON, VA, June 18, 2008 -- Three projects from India were named winners in the Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers competition, "Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water & Sanitation Crisis," in mid-May.

They were narrowed from nine finalists from 265 entries from 54 countries in a global collaborative effort to find the most innovative community-based water and sanitation solutions.

The winners were:
• Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers, India -- Slum Networking -- Transending Poverty with Innovative Water and Sanitation Paradigm
• Naandi Foundation, India -- Naandi Foundation's Community-based Safe Drinking Water Systems (CSWS)
• Swayam Shikshan Prayog, India -- Small Steps, Big Leaps: Community Led Approach to Water and Sanitation

Finalists were: WaterPartners, United States; City Garbage Recyclers, Kenya; Ecotact -- Innovating Sanitation, Kenya; The Clean Shop, South Africa; Centre for Community Organization and Development, Malawi; and Manna Energy Foundation, United States.

For more details, see: www.changemakers.net

Also see: www.globalwaterchallenge.org

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