Where next for TAF and technology uptake?

by Sean Furey, Skat Foundation It's been a bit quiet since the flurry of activity last year on re-launching this website. We got some good feedback on the consultation draft of the TAF 2.0 (below), I and hope we can publish a more usable edition during 2019. WASHtech TAF 2.0 consultation draft 17jan2018 TAF & … Continue reading Where next for TAF and technology uptake?

Technovation Rush: Are developing countries ready?

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?

Mobile de-sludging units in Zimbabwe

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

The difficulties of replicating success stories: The case of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting

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

BluePump in Kenya and The Gambia

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

Forages manuels équipés de pompes manuelles en République Démocratique du Congo

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

Urine Diverting Dry Toilet (UDDT) in Agago, Pader and Kabale in Uganda

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