Understanding why waterpoints fail

By Vincent Casey, Technical Support Manager, and Richard Carter.  (originally posted on the WaterAid website) From the Catalyst Project: "A hidden crisis? Strengthening the evidence base on the sustainability of rural groundwater services" "Every year, over 30,000 boreholes fitted with handpumps are installed in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. All will break down at some … Continue reading Understanding why waterpoints fail

UPGro research paper on Sketetal Flurosis in Ethiopia

New paper by Redda Tekle-Haimanot, Gebeyehu Haile, part of the "Improving access to safe drinking water_prospection for low-fluoride sources Groundwater" Catalyst Project ABSTRACT This study compared the occurrence of skeletal fluorosis in chronic consumers of locally brewed alcoholic beverages and their matched controls in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. The study revealed that chronic alcohol consumers … Continue reading UPGro research paper on Sketetal Flurosis in Ethiopia