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The innovation originated in Guatemala in 1981. Potter for Peace has taken it to commercial levels first in Nicaragua and then in 11-15 other countries. There is no patent and anyone with the initiative can adopt the technology to local conditions. We started with nothing more than idea to build a more efficient gas-fired kiln to promote Clay Pot Irrigation. Then the idea to produce water filters came to the attention of Dr. Michael Klingler, Team Leader of the GTZ supported Integrated Water Resouces Management project.
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I am an International Management Consultant with over 27 years experience in International Development Assistance. I have worked in Water Resources, Agricultural Development, Cooperative Development, Health, Education, Sanitation, Capacity Development and Community Development.