by Takudzwa Noel Mushamba, WASH & Infrastructure Coordinator at Danish Refugee Council / Dansk Flygtningehjælp re-posted from LinkedIn Failure of technological innovation in the water and sanitation sector. Across the globe there is growing momentum to address emerging and traditional threats to the water and sanitation sector through innovative technology. As a result, without thinking twice … Continue reading Technovation Rush: Are developing countries ready?
by Welthungerhilfe, Institute of Water and Sanitation Development, IRC, Green-Earth Waste Management Services In Zimbabwe, high population growth and limited space in peri-urban centres, coupled with fiscal constraints on the provision of reticulated sewerage systems, mean that existing pit latrines must be de-sludged. However, the country currently has no appropriate technology for emptying latrines in … Continue reading Mobile de-sludging units in Zimbabwe
A desk study - based on previous field work - was undertaken to compare the experiences and resutls of promoting the technology of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting (DRWH) in Thailand and Nepal. DRWH comprises a set of technologies and products used to store and use rainwater for domestic purposes, including drinking. Whereas DRWH has been successfully … Continue reading The difficulties of replicating success stories: The case of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting
A view on how the TAF process worked, as well as the results of the assessment of the Pourflush toilet in Nicaragua.
by University of Technology Sydney and Oxfam This report presents the results of an evaluation of the Fairwater BluePump, an emerging rural water supply technology in sub-Saharan Africa. Claims about the BluePump’s durability and minimal maintenance requirements have provoked significant interest within the rural water sector. This evaluation set out to assess the suitability of the … Continue reading BluePump in Kenya and The Gambia
The addition of the water meter to the U2 hand pump was an innovation by Water for People and the Appropriate Technology Centre for Water & Sanitation (ATC). The addition of the water meter makes it more convenient to operate the pump in a business model with easy monitoring by a private operator.
by RWSN (UNICEF, Skat) The objectives of this assignment are: UNICEF DRC support to the professionalization of manual drilling strengthened Key issues raised for strengthening the professionalization of manual drilling integrated into UNICEF DRC work plans (and country strategy) Methodology The screening template and systematic participative assessment process will be developed by UNICEF Headquarters/Skat in … Continue reading Forages manuels équipés de pompes manuelles en République Démocratique du Congo
BORDA-DEWATS constitutes the treatment element of a sanitation concept that starts with the individual user interface, the toilet, and continues with a simplified sewer system that connects a neighbourhood of less than 10 households up to a few hundred households.
TAF assessment undertaken by WaterAid with Netwas Uganda The design of the Urine Diverting Dry Toilet facilitates the separation of urine and faeces into different compartments. The toilet pan or bowl is segmented to capture and drain urine at the front. Faeces are deposited at the back of the pan or bowl and fall into … Continue reading Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) in Agago, Pader and Kabale in Uganda
2014 Assessment done by VNG International and IRC This Briefing Note captures the findings of the Technology Check on the solar powered pump in Lokosowan, Nadje payam, Kapoeta North County. Summary of conclusions and recommendations Demand in communities for solar powered pumps is high and the technology does satisfy the demands of most if not … Continue reading Solar Powered Pump Kapoeta North County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan