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

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Metered U2 hand pump in Kamwenge district, Uganda

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.

Solar Powered Pump Kapoeta North County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan

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

Borehole & Hand Pump India Mark II Kapoeta North County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan

TAF Assessment by IRC and VNG Summary of conclusions and recommendations Demand in communities for hand pumps is high and the technology does satisfy the water demands of most if not the entire community. The hand pump technology in general is aligned with the national policies, strategies and standards. The present perceptions, attitudes and behaviours … Continue reading Borehole & Hand Pump India Mark II Kapoeta North County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan

Borehole & Hand Pump India Mark II Torit County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan

2014 Assessment done by VNG International and IRC This Briefing Note captures the findings of the Technology Check on the India Mark II hand pump in Okulu village, Ifoho boma, Imurok payam, Torit County. Summary of conclusions Demand in communities for hand pumps is high and the technology will satisfy the water demands of most … Continue reading Borehole & Hand Pump India Mark II Torit County – Eastern Equatoria South Sudan

U2 Handpump in Mukono District, Uganda

TAF Assessment undertaken with Netwas Uganda 2013 The U2 is the most extensively used water lifting technology in Uganda, with hundreds of pumps installed annually. It is manually operated and can lift water from up to 50 metres. It is designed to serve up to 300 people. It uses a piston housed within a cylinder … Continue reading U2 Handpump in Mukono District, Uganda

U2 Handpump in Katakwi District, Uganda

The U2 is the most extensively used water lifting technology in Uganda, with hundreds of pumps installed annually. It is manually operated and can lift water from up to 50 metres. It is designed to serve up to 300 people. It uses a piston housed within a cylinder to displace a column of water upwards … Continue reading U2 Handpump in Katakwi District, Uganda

Solar Powered Pump in Akuapem North Municipality and Kwahu North District, Ghana

TAF Pilot Assessment by KNUST, TREND and WaterAid Ghana The TAF was tested on two different types of solar pumps produced by different producers. Recommendations The following recommendations have been made to ensure sustainability and scalability of the Solar Powered Pump: The supply chain arrangement for the solar panels must be made more clear to … Continue reading Solar Powered Pump in Akuapem North Municipality and Kwahu North District, Ghana

Rope Pump in Iganga, Mayuga and Mpigi districts, Uganda

TAF Pilot Assessment by Netwas (U) and WaterAid Uganda The rope pump (also known as the rope and washer pump) consists of a continuous rope with washers spaced at equal intervals. The rope passes over a rotatable wheel at the surface. When the wheel is turned the rope passes down into the well below the … Continue reading Rope Pump in Iganga, Mayuga and Mpigi districts, Uganda