PWW Studies

Monitoring Studies, Case Studies, Research Reports

Incorporating Hygiene and WASH Elements into Honduran Curriculum for Trojes

May 2016. This program is a part of Pure Water for the World’s (PWW) hygiene program in schools in rural Honduras. It was designed to support teachers with the integration of hygiene themes into the Honduran Curriculum. Several successful pilot projects have been conducted. Read more

PWW’s Sawyer Filter Experiment

June 2015. Pure Water for the World is always interested in learning about emerging safe water treatment technologies. The Sawyer PointOne water filters were recommended to PWW, with initial reports indicating great promise for longevity and effectiveness in highly remote regions of developing countries. However, after testing these filters in the field, follow up monitoring reports proved otherwise. Read more

Study published in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

Evaluating the Need for Menstrual Hygiene Management in Trojes, Honduras

January 2015. Surveys and focus groups conducted in communities surrounding Trojes have concluded that Pure Water for the World (PWW) needs to work with local health professionals to establish a menstrual hygiene management component to the current PWW health education curriculum. Key findings include: adolescent girls reported missing school due to menstruation related causes; women and girls are negatively altering their daily hygiene habits and diets during menstruation; men and boys have a lack of understanding and respect for women and girls who are menstruating. Read full report


Other WASH Industry Studies

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Impact of Surface Maintenance on BioSand Filter Performance and Flow

February 2017. Published by: Sarah Singer, Brain Skinner and Raymond E. Cantwell.
The BioSand filter (BSF) is a household scaled, intermittently operated, slow sand filter. The BSF requires maintenance to remove trapped sediments. This study evaluated the effects of maintenance on the filter’s flow rate and performance. Read Study