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Welcome to WATERSPOUTT Research Project Website

WATERSPOUTT aims at providing safe drinking water to communities who rely on unsafe sources. The consortium is carrying out a technological development programme to advance three applications based on Solar Disinfection (SODIS), which can make water safe to drink after it has been collected.

In parallel, a social science programme has been structured to make sure that the technologies are adopted by the target communities in rural Africa, with the support of the local authorities and in an economically sustainable way.

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WATERSPOUTT new video
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The SODIS sticker developed by Macinley Butson from Australia wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019

The SODIS sticker developed by Macinley Butson from Australia wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2019

The project develop an innovative ultraviolet sticker to measure large UV exposures for solar disinfection of water.

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WATERSPOUTT 3rd General Assembly - Ethiopia

WATERSPOUTT 3rd General Assembly - Ethiopia

The WATERSPOUTT Team in Mekelle, Tigray - in Ethiopia for the 3rd General Assembly.

Lecturers work to provide safe drinking water in collaboration project

Lecturers work to provide safe drinking water in collaboration project

Solar water disinfection (SODIS) buckets designed by Buckinghamshire New University and made by the Polytechnic University of Malawi are being used by more than 500 families in the Chikwawa region of Malawi, in south east Africa. Article by our project partner Bucks New University

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SODIS buckets in Malawi

SODIS buckets in Malawi

Our prototype SODIS buckets in use in Malawi. Next batch arriving from Zambia in the New Year. All 3 WATERSPOUTT technologies now out in the field in Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa.


RCSI research highlights the need for clean drinking water in Northern Ethiopia

RCSI research highlights the need for clean drinking water in Northern Ethiopia

The study has found alarming rates of diarrhoea and malnutrition in children under five years in the Tigray Region of Northern Ethiopia. Co-author and coordinator of the study, Professor Kevin McGuigan, said: "Our Waterspoutt project will hopefully bring relief to people who have some of the most limited access to clean drinking water." Article published on the RCSI website

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Waterspoutt field trip, Ethiopia October 2018

Waterspoutt field trip, Ethiopia October 2018

WATERSPOUTT team members Kevin McGuigan (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), Javier Marugán Aguado and Angela Garcia URJC (Rey Juan Carlos University) are in Ethiopia gathering data on the use...

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