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Sustainable Disaster Relief

Port Au Prince, Haiti


After the 2010 earthquake, Haiti’s sanitation and water systems in the affected areas were in chaos.  



To introduce regenerative solutions that were culturally appropriate and could be replicated with local materials and skill sets, during the chaos of disaster recovery



A team of regenerative sanitation and water filtration experts from around the world were organized to travel to Haiti to mitigate risk of disease and to establish low tech water filtration methods and safe compost toilets through the use of holistic design, based on in-country feedback on what was the most vital need at that time.


Hundreds of Haitians were trained on building safe compost toilet systems and systems were installed to service tens of thousands. This activity was later integrated into agriculture, reforestation, education and economic programs.

Project lead: Koreen Brennan


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