Low-cost innovations for water and sanitation

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Keynote presentation for Innowater symposium in Wageningen. By Sander de Haas from SamSamWater.

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Low-cost innovations for water and sanitation

  1. 1. Low-cost innovations forwater and sanitationInnoWater, Wageningen, October 17th, 2012Sander de Haas
  2. 2. introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionIntroductionSander de Haas, hydrogeologist at PWN Water SupplyCompany North-Holland.Co-founder of the SamSamWater Foundation.http://www.samsamwater.comVolunteered in water projects inKenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Somalia
  3. 3. introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionIntroductionSamSamWater Foundation:• Advice & information for water & sanitation projects• Share knowledge and information“SamSamWater Foundation aims to increase the number ofpeople in developing countries with sustainable and reliableaccess to water and sanitation.”All information (presentation, hyperlinks, etc.) will bepresented tomorrow on our website:http://www.samsamwater.com/innowater
  4. 4. introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems•More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - donthave access to improved water sources.•2.6 billion people lack improved sanitation facilities, andover 780 million people still use unsafe drinking watersources.
  5. 5. introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems• Every day almost 10,000 children under the age of 5 diebecause of water related diseases. “Washing hands with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal diseases by up to 47 per cent” Source: WHO
  6. 6. introduction |problems | innovations| conclusionProblems• Children are denied their right to education because: o their schools lack private and decent sanitation facilities – particularly girls –. o they are forced to spend large parts of their day fetching water.
  7. 7. introduction |problems | innovations| summary| conclusionProblems Lack of sanitation and safe/reliable drinking water are linked in many ways
  8. 8. introduction |problems | innovations| summary | conclusionSolution: innovations
  9. 9. introduction |problems | innovations| summary | conclusionSolution: innovationsSmartLow-costLow-techPractical
  10. 10. introduction |problems | innovations| summary | conclusionQ Drum Innovations
  11. 11. Berkad with Solar water still
  12. 12. introduction |problems | innovations| summary | conclusionHydraulic Ram Pump Innovations
  13. 13. Tippy Tap
  14. 14. Double improved pit latrine
  15. 15. Pepsi drip irrigation
  16. 16. LifeStraw
  17. 17. BOB Rainwater Bag
  18. 18. M-Maji
  19. 19. www.akvo.org
  20. 20. www.kiva.org
  21. 21. www.kiva.org
  22. 22. www.samsamwater.com/climate

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