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Sanitation solution for urban slums gets national recognition

PhD student Sebastien Tilmans, right, helps set up a portable dry toilet in Haiti
Oct 23 2014
Awards, Stanford, Students

In many of the world’s overcrowded urban slums, residents must choose between open defecation, crowded public toilets or expensive private pit latrines that can’t be emptied safely. A Stanford team working on a sustainable solution recently won a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the opportunity to compete for up to $75,000.

Team member Kory Russell is a DDRO recipient.

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