The Association pilots advanced low cost water treatment technology to increase access to safe drink water in rural area of Vietnam
Posted 29 May 2017
As part of their work in Vietnam, The Australian Water Association (The Association) has facilitated SkyJuice Foundation Inc. (SkyJuice) to pilot innovative membrane water treatment technology in a rural area of Chieng Mai and Chieng Ban commune, Son La Province, Vietnam. This project is funded by the InnovationXchange, a program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The outcomes of this pilot project include:
- Installation of a water kiosk at Chieng Mai Community Hall providing 10,000L per day of safe drinking water
- Installation of a water tower at Chieng Mai Primary School, providing 10,000L per day of safe drinking water for the school
- Provision of 20 small membrane water treatment filters in locations of greatest community impact in Chieng Ban Commune.
As part of the project, SkyJuice has provided training for operators of the water treatment technology. The launch of the water kiosks has been held at Chieng Mai Primary School. Attending the launch are representatives from Australian Embassy in Hanoi, Provincial People’s Committee, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Commune Leaders, School Leaders, Provincial Rural Water Centre, Son La Water Company and hundreds of school children and local people.
This pilot project opened door to scale up in other rural areas of Vietnam.