Source - Technology Update
02 Nov 13
This short video, produced by the WASHTech project, illustrates the challenge of technology in WASH and how the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) provides a systematic and participatory way of assessing and adopting technology innovation at scale, for services that last.
11 Oct 12
The Water Channel is offering US$ 500 for the best idea for an alternative to the jerry can. The ergonomics of the jerry cans are clearly wrong, says Frank van Steenbergen. Up to 80 million women in Africa have to carry water daily, which can result in a high prevalence of spinal and back pain.
27 May 12
In March 2012, Water for People (USA) and Akvo (Netherlands) entered an agreement to further develop FLOW, a field-level monitoring tool. Akvo will lead on product development and support while Water For People will lead in product field-testing and monitoring functionality.
16 Dec 11
The WASHTech project has published a literature review focusing on 14 technologies used in Africa in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. Descriptions for each technology include a selection of interesting case studies, and an explanation as to whether the technology meets technical, financial, social and institutional success criteria.
27 Sep 11
A team of engineering students from Brigham Young University (BYU) has developed a human-powered drill that can reach a depth of up to 75 metres at 10% to 20% the cost of a traditional motorized well rig. A prototype of …
26 Sep 11
Poor residents in Indonesian cities of Malang (East Java) and Makassar (South Sulawesi) will soon be using their mobile phones to report problems with their water and sanitation services like poor water quality or quantity, well failures, failure of tanker …
20 Sep 11
The World Bank and its partners are joining forces in order to seed a new community of software developers, designers and water experts interested in co-creating new solutions to water-related problems. A global Hackaton event will take place simultaneously from October 21 - 23 at multiple sites, including: Bangalore, Cairo, Kampala, London, Nairobi, Tel Aviv and Washington D.C.
Monitoring: mobile phone technology is helping to track chlorine levels in household drinking water in Haiti
17 May 11
An NGO is using mobile phones and electronic tags to better monitor the use of household water treatment kits serving 35,000 families in Haiti.
13 May 11
A reusable self-decontaminating sanitary napkin, a children’s latrine training mat and a latrine using urine to flush instead of water are among 26 sanitation technology projects that have been awarded Gates Foundation grants.
02 Dec 10
Until 18 November 2010, 300 new Dutch BluePumps developed by FairWater had been sold to projects rehabilitating broken handpumps in among others Tanzania, Central African Republic and in Burkina Faso, also in deep groundwater zones.