Malawi currently reports 86% drinking water coverage for the country. However, although access to safe water is increasing, there are “blind spot” areas with poor access to safe water as a result of poor governance, high non functionality, technical failure and water inequality. The most affected are in rural areas were the water crisis in compounded with poverty, gender and low investment by the government.
WATERSPOUTT Malawi aims to target these affected areas to assure safe water at household level regardless of the type of the source. By working with product designers and the community we will develop a combined solar disinfection and ceramic filtration unit to treat water at household level. This system will be tested for efficacy and user acceptability through stringent controlled and field testing.
Lundu, Chikwawa district, Malawi