On August 7th, Jeff Chapin, of the design firm IDEO, accepted the annual International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from Fast Company Magazine for the low-cost toilet design. Chosen as “Best in Class” from over 1500 entries, the latrine was designed by IDEO in collaboration with WaterSHED partners IDE and Lien Aid, along with input from Rainwater Cambodia and the Ministry of Rural Development. The low-cost latrine’s design uses affordable, locally-sourced materials. These latrines provide improved sanitation for low-income families, while promoting water & sanitation enterprise development throughout rural Cambodia.
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