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WATERSPOUTT Newsletter - July 2018

WATERSPOUTT Newsletter - July 2018

WATERSPOUTT is now entering the most exciting and challenging phase of the project. The field studies are starting in our African partner countries. Over the next 12 months, we will...

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WATERSPOUTT General Assembly 2018

WATERSPOUTT General Assembly 2018

All of the WATERSPOUTT Team have gathered in Entebbe in Uganda for the second General Assembly. Over the next 4 days we will discuss progress, identify risks and decide strategies to address these.

Colonialism and its legacies, as reflected in water, incorporating a view from Malawi

Colonialism and its legacies, as reflected in water, incorporating a view from Malawi

Continued, accelerating water inequalities and conflicts in the postcolonial world cannot be properly grasped without a thorough understanding of colonialism and its legacies.

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WATERSPOUTT at the Austrian Parliament

WATERSPOUTT at the Austrian Parliament

Martin Wesian from HELIOZ was invited this January to talk about his work and WATERSPOUTT by three Ministries of the Austrian Republic

WATERSPOUTT activities progress

WATERSPOUTT activities progress

WATERSPOUTT activities are progressing in Ethiopia (baseline surveys), Uganda (tank construction) and Spain (SODIS reactor)

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University of Malawi survey

University of Malawi survey

Our colleagues in the University of Malawi have just completed their baseline survey in advance of field evaluations of the WATERSPOUTT Solar Ceramic Filter units.

WATERSPOUTT featured in Pan European Networks Science and Technology magazine

WATERSPOUTT featured in Pan European Networks Science and Technology magazine

WATERSPOUTT was featured in Pan European Networks Science and Technology magazine as an exemplary project carried out by the 3U partnership, a collaboration of Higher Education Institutions in Ireland.

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WATERSPOUTT General Assembly. Monday 29th May to Wednesday 31st May 2017.

WATERSPOUTT General Assembly. Monday 29th May to Wednesday 31st May 2017.

Today starts the General Assembly of WATERSPOUTT at Stellenbosch University (Western Cape, South Africa).

Shared dialogue workshops held in Malawi

Shared dialogue workshops held in Malawi

Researchers from the University of Malawi (WASHTED Centre) and Strathclyde have now finalized their research areas in Traditional Authority Lundu, Chikwawa District in the Southern Region of Malawi.

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WATERSPOUTT at the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress

WATERSPOUTT at the Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress

Jacent Asiimwe and Wesaal Khan represented the WATERSPOUTT team at the Royal Society of Chemistry / Pan Africa chemistry Network conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya from 30 November to 2 December.

Ethiopian field sites selected

Ethiopian field sites selected

Researchers from the University of King Juan Carlos (URJC, Spain), the New University of Buckinghamshire (BUCKS, UK), Maynooth University (MU, Ireland) and RCSI (Ireland) travelled to...

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Ugandan field sites selected

Ugandan field sites selected

Researchers from EES, PSA, RCSI and MUT completed a field trip to Makondo in Southern Uganda in November to identify appropriate sites for the field location of the solar rainwater reactors. Six candidate primary schools in the area were visited and finally Kabuyoga and Arise & Shine primary schools were selected.

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Solar Ceramic prototypes in Malawi

Solar Ceramic prototypes in Malawi

Dr. Lyndon Buck was conducting a scoping exercise to determine if local pottery/ceramic groups and plastics manufacturers might be able to produce the Solar Ceramic prototypes in Malawi.

Waterspoutt first prototype

Waterspoutt first prototype

WATERSPOUTT are excited to announce that our first prototype harvested rainwater solar reactor has just been assembled in Plataforma Solar de Alméria. While the final prototype design will be much simpler, the intention is that the solar reactor will produce at least 100 L of treated water per day.

Interview with Prof. Kevin McGugan published in the Irish Times

Interview with Prof. Kevin McGugan published in the Irish Times

The Irish man who uses the sun to make drinking water safer via The Irish Times.

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Connect for Water: The Critical Facts You Need To Know About The Clean Water Crisis

Connect for Water: The Critical Facts You Need To Know About The Clean Water Crisis

Water is essential for life. Not only does it connect every aspect of life, it’s a fundamental human need. Every person requires at least 20-50 liters of clean, safe water daily for drinking, cleaning, cooking and more.

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