TAF Assessment: Washalot 3.0 / Uganda

130 WASHaLOTs placed in public schools, health care facilities, district offices and other public institutions in Kampala and West Nile (Uganda). This TAF report assesses the scalability of WASHaLOT 3.0 handwashing stations installed in Kampala and Northern Region of Uganda commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry … Continue reading TAF Assessment: Washalot 3.0 / Uganda

TAF Assessment: 50 WASHaLOTs placed in 10 Public Elementary Schools in Batangas, Philippines

CONTEXT // PRODUCTION, PILOTING, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT In the Philippines, Lupang Arenda Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAMCO) currently produces WASHaLOT 3.0 units. The cooperative has produced a total number of 115 units and 50 units have been installed in the investigated schools. Piloting of the WASHaLOT 3.0 took place in 20 elementary schools in the Schools Division of … Continue reading TAF Assessment: 50 WASHaLOTs placed in 10 Public Elementary Schools in Batangas, Philippines

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?

The Secret to Sustainable WASH Technology: Five Questions for Sean Furey

Re-posted from Engineering for Change There is a secret to building a technology in a rural community so that it successfully scales up and remains sustainable in the long term. It’s “context, context, context,” according to the experts at the Rural Water Supply Network. That word, repeated three times, is in the introduction to the … Continue reading The Secret to Sustainable WASH Technology: Five Questions for Sean Furey

How to improve the adoption of innovative technology in developing countries

by Susan Davies, re-posted from Engineering for Change Focusing on technology or infrastructure alone as a solution to water access issues has contributed to high failure rates. There is, however, a good way to use technology. Tools exist that can help evaluate a piece of equipment for sustainability within the context of the community where it … Continue reading How to improve the adoption of innovative technology in developing countries

From Technologies to Lasting Services

Engineering for Change Webinar A wide range of conventional and innovative water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) technologies are readily available to implementing sector agencies and communities worldwide. Affordable solutions for achieving sustainable WASH services are within reach, yet few have been mainstreamed and/or scaled up successfully. Despite the failure of various conventional WASH technologies to deliver … Continue reading From Technologies to Lasting Services