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
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?
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?
We are delighted to be able re-boot the website for the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) and Version 2 of the methodology - download and try TAF 2.0. 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 … Continue reading The WASHTech re-boot
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
by Sean Furey, Skat Happy New Year! Before Christmas I finally had a block of time to review and revise the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) – an important tool for assessing how well (or not) a given WASH technology fits within the context in which it us being used, or is planned to be introduced. … Continue reading TAF 2.0 : Consultation Draft
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
Webinar hosted by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
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