Young Water Fellow 2017 Poorva Shrivastava (India) has recently completed her first biochar water kiosk using  in Dhulet, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The project (now turned into a social business: Neera) aims to create decentralised, biochar-based drinking water filtration systems as social businesses for women residents. Biochar is an organic compound made out of burning organic waste without oxygen, and therefore it is low-cost and environmentally-sustainable, as it contributes to the waste disposal crisis in India.

The water kiosk in Dhulet is run by 2 local women, and Poorva expects to soon build a second one.

We thank the Global Water Partnership for financially supporting Poorva’s initiative in the frame of the Youth for Water and Climate platform.