Green Plumbing in Nepal

On January 26th, WorldSkills Australia’s Plumbing Chief Expert, Grant Stewart and RMIT University Plumbing teacher, Wayne Ellerton, arrived in Nepal to join the Nepal Sanitation Studio, a week-long design and development project from the award-winning Australian company Healthabitat, working in the remote Dhulikel region of Nepal.

Grant and Wayne came on board to support Healthhabitat’s team of plumbers and architects in developing new sanitation systems within these remote communities. The project has been possible due to the support the WorldSkills Foundation, RMIT University and IAPMO.

The Sanitation Studios provide remote communities with access to a functioning sanitation system which includes toilets, biogas and septic systems, therefore improving the quality of their daily lives. The project also encourages villagers to observe the development and construction process, with the aim of passing on the necessary skills and understanding needed to apply any modifications or repairs.