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Tore Knos
2017

Tore Knos

The David Chow Humanitarian 2017 Award

Tore Knos

Tore Knos, PhD., has helped victims in the Bahamas, Malaysia, Philippines, and Southern Sudan.  Working with the rotary organization Disaster Aid International, Dr. Knos meets with the local humanitarian groups to find effective logistics to organize, use, distribute, and/or determine what supplies are needed to overcome each disaster.

Dr. Knos discovered that many of the people in these developing countries had major diseases because of poor sanitation and nutrition.  With improper sanitation, bacteria spreads through the water and depletes the soil of all nutrients resulting in food shortages.  His book, Urine Diverting Dehydrating Toilets, describes a safe and effective way of eliminating all pathogens from human excrement that can be used as an inexpensive fertilizer to help farmers grow crops.

To learn more, please visit: Disaster Aid International