WASH Exhibition @ Water Expo-2012
By: Ms. Merina Shakya
As a part of the event “Nepal Water Expo 2012”, Environment and Public Health Organization (ENPHO), “paschim paaila” and Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) jointly exhibited with the objective of sharing new possible technologies; values, importance, uses, reuse and recycling of waste water with public. Hands on demo of low cost water technology i.e., Bio-sand filter by Shivadas Gamal, Field Co-ordinator, ENPHO; Constructed wetland, SODIS technology, Eco-san were main attraction of the exhibition.
The event was formally inaugurated by former Minister of Environment Science & Technology, Mr. Ganesh Shah, actor Mr. Rajesh Hamal, Mr. Rabi Giri and actress Ms. Jharana Thapa by watering the plant in the vase. In the first day, participants were specially form institutions. The exhibition time was scheduled from 11am to 6pm. “It is far better to use local resources for the purification of water as low cost water technology”-said a visitor after knowing about the Bio-Sand Filter. Most of the visitors were also fascinated by social marketing of Piyush and P/A Vial (Bacteria test kit) with subsidies rate. Visitors were also comforted for getting update from different organization in water sector. The exhibition was held for 3 days starting from 4th to 6th May, 2012.