Melissa Payne

Water School

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Name: Melissa Payne
Organization: Water School
Title: Director of Communications

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To combat illness and death due to waterborne disease and related sanitation and hygiene problems, Water School implements an integrated 3-step program that combines sanitation and hygiene education with Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS). This simple technology uses the sun to destroy disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasites commonly found in untreated water, making it safe for human consumption. The program is introduced through the school system using local teachers in a controlled environment.