Handpump standardisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Seeking a champion

by Jess MacArthur, IDE Bangladesh As a millennial, I have to admit: I really enjoy technology and innovation. I love to read innovation blogs and to dissect innovation theory. So just over two years ago as I began researching how innovation intersects development in the world of handpumps, I felt a bit stumped. An estimated … Continue reading Handpump standardisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Seeking a champion

MEMBER NOTICE BOARD/PANNEAU D’AFFICHAGE DES MEMBRES: December 2014

Improve International: Guidelines for Resolution of Problems with Water Systems Resolution is the process of addressing problems with water systems or toilets. Such problems are often identified during monitoring or evaluation after a project. Resolution reflects the concept that the organizations that are made aware that water systems or toilets they built aren’t working are … Continue reading MEMBER NOTICE BOARD/PANNEAU D’AFFICHAGE DES MEMBRES: December 2014

a new phase of RWSN is on the way…..

RWSN is not a formal organisation, more of a shared idea. In 1992, the network was founded as the Handpump Technology Network (HTN) with a narrow focus on.... handpump technology. 22 years on, and this small group of engineers from the Water & Sanitation Program of the World Bank, UNICEF, Skat and the Swiss Agency … Continue reading a new phase of RWSN is on the way…..

World Water Day – Is the Hand-pump dead?

In this short blog series on the successes of India Mark II, Afridev and Bush Pumps, however the challenges and set-backs that were encountered by these designs shouldn't be discounted. Nor should it be overlooked that there are also successful proprietary designs, and self supply options like the EMAS Pump and the Rope Pump. However … Continue reading World Water Day – Is the Hand-pump dead?

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Zimbabwe Bush Pump

The Bush Pump has been serving the people of Zimbabwe for 80 years. In the new publication "How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies" from RWSN, Erich Baumann explains how three handpumps, the India Mark II, the Afridev, and the Zimbabwe Bush Pump were developed and Sean Furey explores what lessons can be learned for … Continue reading How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Zimbabwe Bush Pump

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Afridev

1980 to 1990 was the International Decade of Water Supply and Sanitation and the greatest hand-pump project began. In the new publication "How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies" from RWSN, Erich Baumann explains how three handpumps, the India Mark II, the Afridev, and the Zimbabwe Bush Pump were developed and Sean Furey explores what … Continue reading How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Afridev

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II

1974: UNICEF reviewed their water supply programme in India. The results were shocking: of the tens of thousands of wells drilled over the previous seven years, 75% were not supplying water. In the new publication "How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies" from RWSN, Erich Baumann explains how three handpumps, the India Mark II, the … Continue reading How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II