The WASHTech re-boot

We are delighted to be able re-boot the website for the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and Version 2 of the methodology. Since 2013, the TAF has been used by dozens of development cooperation organisations to help them introduce innovative new technologies, or transfer successful solutions from elsewhere in a way that is more likely to … Continue reading The WASHTech re-boot

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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