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What an exciting day at the UBS & Ashoka Social Innovators Bootcamp. It means a lot to us to be part of the event, learn from amazing entrepreneurs and mentors and raise awareness to the global sanitation crisis. Participating in the Bootcamp is a...
It makes us happy to read the SEIF Jury decision to award Mosan: "The need for sanitation systems has largely been neglected despite the serious consequences of ignoring it. Adequate solutions to the disposal of sewage, solid waste and faeces can...
What an honor: Mosan is one of the 2016 SEIF-Social Entrepreneurship Award Winners! We are very grateful for the trust and support and will continue to do everything we can to bring dignified sanitation solutions to the people in need. #merci #gr...
Mosan is nominated! We are excited to be one of the SEIF-Social Entrepreneurship Impact Financing finalists! In less than a week we will share our story at Volkshaus Zurich. Join us!
Today we are at #ETHweek on the topic of water. Meet us at the knowledge fair.
The past week has been intense, not only that we presented at the European Forum Alpbach, but also we showcased the new Mosan design at World Water Week in Stockholm. Soooo there she is! Available in many colors; made from durable ABS plastics; wi...
On Tuesday we presented Mosan at the European Forum Alpbach plenary session about the Sustainable Development Goals. #sdg6 #sanitation #efa16
The new Mosan getting ready for World Water Week!
The MoSan story on the Swiss radio #SRF
Meet MoSan on August 30th at European Alpbach Forum #efa16 in Austria and discuss with us at the plenary session on "Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?" We are proud to be part of the session with...
Meet MoSan at #ETHWeek in Zurich at September 13th at the knowledge fair and learn about our vision, approach and most current products.
The #MoSan story and the challenges in sanitation told by the Swiss Radio. The research institute Eawag develops the high-tech "blue diversion toilet" with a water flush and electric components, whereas MoSan tries to fight the global sanitation c...
DESIGN FOR DIGNITY
Worldwide 2.5 billion of people still lack access to adequate sanitation.
The consequences are inhumane conditions, health problems and high mortality rates, especially among children.Environment contamination and leads to the spreading of disease and unsafe food supplies.Especially in emergencies, conventional toilets fail and rapid deployable sanitation solutions are needed.
MoSan is an innovative and aspirational alternative to common sanitation practices.All elements are designed by participatory methods in partnership with users and stakeholders.The toilet and the sanitation system can be locally adapted to people’s needs and the infrastructure.
MoSan started in 2011 in Bangladesh when the industrial designer Mona Mijthab worked with GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) in Dhaka and Mymensingh. Research projects at Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany and Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in Switzerland followed. Collaboration with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) supported the technological development. Intensive pilot activities of MoSan products have been conducted in cooperation with Oxfam, Sanivation and WSUP in Kenya.
The MoSan developemt is made possible through the kind support of: GIZ, IDIN, USAID, Creative Hub, Climate-KIC and is part of the CEWAS program. The project received the Bestform Award 2013, and the Hans-Sauer Social Design Award 2015.
MoSan is a user-friendly and affordable urine diverting dry-toilet (UDDT) that delivers safe and dignified sanitation. The light-weight toilet can be used in a convenient place, inside private homes or in existing infrastructure. With its elegant design the toilet becomes a status symbol, thereby raising awareness and demand for hygienic sanitation.
Feces and urine are separated into removable containers, which allow easy and convenient collection and transport in areas with poor infrastructure. The separation simplifies the handling (reduction of treatable waste to 10%) and enables excreta recycling. All components are durable and long-lasting and can be stacked and shipped in a space-efficient manner. Cleaning and handling is convenient and different colors and designs are available.
The sanitation service includes training for users, health promotion, collection of excreta and maintenance. The service is market-based and offers job opportunities for the local community. There is a variety of treatment and reuse opportunities including: composting, anaerobic digestion, or the production of fuel-briquettes. Depending on local demand, infrastructure, and know-how the service can be adapted. We offer to design the service using design thinking and participatory methods.
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