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WECF launches new tool: To-Ni Finder

WECF provides information about nitrate contamination with new tool

26.10.2009 |Doris Moeller

With a new tool, the ToNi finder, WECF provides information about nitrate contamination and about sustainable school sanitation demonstration projects in villages of the EECCA region.

In rural areas shallow groundwater is often used for human consumption. This water source is very vulnerable to contamination, and often contains high levels of nitrates as a result of mismanagement of wastewater, latrines or septic tanks, animal manure or fertilizers. In general there is a low awareness on water contamination. Drinking water quality of small scale water supply systems are often not analyzed and not included in international water monitoring programs. In addition providing safe and sustainable sanitation mostly has no priority for local and national politicians. In the project countries even school sanitation is mostly in a very poor condition. The latrines are unhygienic and a threat to safe water as they are neither a closed system nor connected to a central sewage system.

WECF and local partner raise awareness on water contamination, measures on water protection, and demonstrate sustainable and safe sanitation in the rural areas of the project countries in Central- and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central-Asia.

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