Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Philippe de Roux's work was prepared when Philippe de Roux was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
In growing slums around the world, access to clean water is a constant challenge. Through his organization Eau & Vie, Philippe de Roux uses access to clean water as an entry point to change negative perceptions around slums, and to eventually turn them into vibrant communities. He demonstrates to public authorities and large water operators that an investment in water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure can provide both a long-term solution to slum sprawl and create viable economic returns.
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