Hydraulic Ram Pump - Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal

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  • 1. Hydraulic Ram PumpCentre for Rural Technology, Nepal (CRT/N)www.crtnepal.org10 December 2012
  • 2. Introductiona large flow of water falling through asmall head, to lift a small flow of waterthrough a higher head.The main virtue of the hydram is that its only moving partsare two valves, and it is therefore mechanically very simple.• A hydram is an automatic pumpingdevice which uses…
  • 3. Potential applications• Household water supply and sanitation (Can serve a single houseor a medium size community)• Irrigation (small – medium scale) – more likely for cash crops(vegetables, fruit trees, etc.)•Supporting livelihoods (eg. Cattle rearing, fishponds, lemongrasstea production, etc.)
  • 4. CRT/N and Hydraulic Ram Pump• CRT/N has Implemented 12 Hydrams• 3 units in Ramechhap district with support from SARI/E, USAID• 4 units in Dhading district with support from Renewable world,UK• 5 units in Far west ( Dadeldhura, Achham, Baitadi and Doti)
  • 5. Impact of HYDRAMOn hygiene and Sanitation Project: Mahadevsthan Hydram project Implemented on Pipal Bhanjyang HSS 584 students and 16 teachers arebenifited Female student presence rateincreased Health issues is solved School and its surrounding’senvironment is clean and healthy
  • 6. Impact of HYDRAMHHs level DWS• Salyantar and Sunaula bazaar DWSprojects• Lifted water to 150m of verticalheight and save the time of 60HHs to fetch water• 6 hrs a day per HHs has saved• Reduced drudgery of housewifeand female children• Children can go to school regularly• Improve health and sanitation
  • 7. Impact of HYDRAM• Micro irrigation• Project: Muralibhanjyang hydrammicro-irrigation project• Facilitated wider range ofvegetable production increasinghousehold incomes• Off season crop are promoted• Reduced the conventional way ofcropping pattern
  • 8. Learning• The complex socio-cultural, geo-political and socio-economicfactors affecting water resources and sanitation managementin low-income and middle-income society• Community contribution is key factor for sustainable projectrun• MUS project and endues diversified project last for longperiod
  • 9. Mountain, Irrigation, Water supply and Sanitation– Isolated and scattered villages/households• Water supply investments are high• Access to energy is problematic– availability,– Reliability• Thus electric pump are not a reliable option– High inbound and outbound logistic• Conventional fuels are expensive• Erratic supply of inputs• Spare parts based technology are problematic– Economy is not monetized• Ability to pay cash /Poor in terms of cash availability• Cash flow is not stable and regular– Problem in regular fee payment
  • 10. End of presentation!Any Questions???