WATERSPOUTT 3rd General Assembly - Ethiopia
The WATERSPOUTT Team in Mekelle, Tigray - in Ethiopia for the 3rd General Assembly.
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
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.
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
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...
Transparent Solar water disinfection containers in Tigray
The first 20L Transparent Solar water disinfection containers are filled and placed out in the sun in Tigray, Ethiopia. The 12-month field trials started in July under the supervision of our UNIVERSITY OF MEKELLE WATERSPOUTT colleagues.