In 1984, it was discovered that when exposing water to sunlight the number of microorganisms present in the water diminishes, resulting in the beginnings of research and development of solar disinfection technologies. In the 1990’s, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), in collaboration with the Center for Water and Environmental Health (CASA) of the University Mayor de San Simon in Cochabamba, began experiments and projects promoting this technology. In October of 2000, the organization SODIS was formed and since then millions of families throughout Latin America (and other areas of the world), have benefited from SODIS water treatment technologies.
“A world with safe water and health for families.” The Foundation SODIS for Latin America is a private and independent non-profit institution that works to promote solutions to promote better access to safe drinking water as a way to better the health of families that live in rural and peri-urban settings.
“A world with safe water and healthy families.”
Improve the health and wellbeing of rural families through the following:
|Minimum commitment||3 months (preferably 6-12 months)|
|Related knowledge/skills||Experience or knowledge of engineering in any area|
|Some general administrative / project management skills (optional)|
|Marketing / Fundraising experience (optional)|
|Other details||Willingness to travel outside Cochabamba|