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The EAR Technology

The EAR Technology developed by the Sainte Lizaigne company of the CLAIRE Group is one of the 5 technologies presented at the innovation workshop organized in July 2017 in Accra. This is an initiative of the Isle Utilities organization. This workshop took place as a side event of the sessions of the 77th Scientific and […]

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Renforcement des partenariats dans le domaine de l’eau en Afrique lusophone

Le Partenariat portugais pour l’eau (PWP) a promu la plate-forme internationale « Construire des ponts et des partenariats entre les pays lusophones » (P3LP est son abréviation en portugais). La portée de cette plateforme institutionnelle et commerciale lusophone couvre cinq pays africains de langue portugaise, à savoir l’Angola, le Cap-Vert, la Guinée-Bissau, le Mozambique et […]

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Waste Water Box

Les ingénieurs de Cohin Environnement ont développé une station d’épuration compacte et mobile assemblée dans un container maritime, la Waste Water Box, destinée au traitement des eaux usées urbaines et industrielles. Le procédé 100% biologique, breveté par Cohin Environnement, s’effectue dans un seul et même bassin de façon cyclique ce qui réduit considérablement l’emprise au […]

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La protection des sources d’eau améliore la qualité et la quantité de l’eau dans les zones rurales du Kenya

Environ 95 pour cent des habitants du village de Silula, dans l’ouest du Kenya, tirent leur eau potable des sources et des rivières, mais la majorité de ces sources ne sont pas protégées contre la pollution. L’eau s’écoule généralement de l’œil de la source et est recueillie à des mètres de distance, ce qui l’expose […]

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Farming methods clean up Nairobi’s drinking water

Samuel Kinuthia knows how to make the most of technology. Using a technique called basin terracing, he has boosted his income at his farm in Murang’a county, and helped provide Kenyans as far away as Nairobi with better access to clean drinking water. Kinuthia and a group of 300 farmers in Kiaruta village are turning […]

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Sanivation: Innovative fecal sludge treatment plants to reach SDG 6

With the Millennium Development Goals, countries raced to increase access to basic sanitation facilities. Now to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 of safely managed sanitation, municipalities face a new challenge – finding cost-effective ways to process the fecal sludge from these basic sanitation facilities. In Kenya, while 80 percent of the urban population relies on […]

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4 Political Errors to Avoid in Achieving Water and Sanitation for All

Eliminating inequality is integral to the Sustainable Development Goals, from ‘universal access’ to water, to ending poverty ‘everywhere’. Yet in a world where the politics of who gets what is increasingly polarised, leaving no-one behind is fundamentally a political project. In a recent study with WaterAid in Nepal, for example, we found that in rural areas a […]

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Kenyan Steps to Urban Water Supply Sufficiency

Water system coverage in Kenya is concentrated in urban areas, but water supply and service delivery is not always consistent. This is because water utilities that serve these urban areas lose as much as 67 percent of their water to leaks in transmission, poor billing systems, theft and weak metering policies. Also called non-revenue water […]

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Urban Drilling – Opportunities Rising, Cities Sinking

Around the world, cities in low and middle income countries are growing rapidly. With this rapid urbanization, often already weak water supply infrastructure cannot cope or keep up. Many cities are in low-lying areas on shallow aquifers. So why wait for a pipeline to be built, when you can just dig down to find water? […]