Diarrhea and Cholera are the most Public Health problems related to Sanitation in Mwanza causing hundreds of death among children. Disease statistics indicates that 60-80% of the diseases requiring hospital attendance are those related to poor Sanitation. The Overall picture from the mapping survey indicates that most schools are Characterized by Non-Existent or insufficient water Supply, Sanitation and Hand Washing ...more »
Problem: Water pollution is a major challenge throughout the world. The challenge of water in Africa is linked to health, power, energy and the economy. The purification of water might help minimize the above mentioned challenges, giving us a second chance to build a better economy. Few people in the continent have little of no access to purified water and thus rely on the wells and dams for freshwater for domestic use. ...more »
We propose a circulation shower that saves 90% on water and energy. Families can shower endlessly with only a bucket of water. Our idea is to make an Africa-proof version of the circulation shower - a proven concept. This idea has already been deployed in the Netherlands and is ready to be deployed quickly on a large scale. By making circulation showers available to all families, schools and other public institutions, ...more »
Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water source in the Africa. In the western part of Kenya, it is also the largest free water source and also in the whole of Kenya. Along its shores is majorly occupied by fishermen, which means it is not only a water source but also a main source of income to thousands of people in Kenya. However, there lies a very big risk and exists a series of water borne diseases in this region. ...more »
There are many technologies that help on making cost effective clean water accessible to all people as; Life straw, a small cigar-shaped tube packed with some truly innovative engineering. This clever design purifies water from potential pathogens like typhoid, cholera, dysentery and diarrhea all before they reach your lips. Ceramic water filters, these water purification devices are made from fired clay, and the tiny ...more »
Enhancing Access to Safe Drinking Water through the MAJI 1200 Water Disinfection System in Schools and communities in Africa”. The MAJI 1200 The MAJI 1200 system is based on an innovative UVC technology, developed by a Zimbabwean scientist and Tanzanian Engineer. MAJI 1200 can be used as a mobile water disinfection system or fixed. This powerful device can help the communities (schools) achieving access to safe drinking ...more »
Many communities cannot manage to build these tanks for themselves at home in order to access clean rain water, but if communities invest in building public tanks, this will make clean water access easy most especially in Africa where people still embrace the model of sharing services.
There is need to promote water related applications, we can create a team of innovators and task them to come up with cheap and easy water applications for example those that can take a picture of water and determine whether that water is clean or not. I think this will make it easy for the majority since most people already have smart phones and we can also find away to provide communary to those who do not have.
SAFE SUMMER, Eastern Rwanda is prone to the lack of water especially during the three months of summer, as it is a place which is hotter than other provinces in Rwanda and there is no access to ground water as all canals from mountains get dry. To get water kids should go at a minimum of 10km to find lakes where they fetch, dirty, saline water full of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This leads to water borne ...more »
Using the sun to purify drinking water is a great solar project for the do-it-yourself. A solar-powered purification system the size of a microwave oven can yield up to 3 gallons of purified drinking water on a sunny day. Here’s what you need for a basic solar powered water purifier like the one shown in the figure: Wooden or sheet metal enclosure Reflective material like aluminum foil Black paint, used for barbeque ...more »
Water is one of the essential compounds for life and a scarce resource in the same measure. It’s said that this essential commodity occupies almost 75% of the earth’s surface but it’s quite ironical that with this kind of abundance water would still be referred to with an adjective like scarce or even the word drought should exist. Ironical or not, there is no sufficient fresh and clean water for consumption. Most of ...more »
Solar Thermal Pure Water Distiller(2) 1.Solar Thermal Water Distiller (STWD) Basic concept: What is distillation? The action of purifying a liquid by a process of heating and cooling Therma Energy:Form of heating by employing electric heating or fuel burning or solar heating Solar Energy: Solar radiation is a form of renewable energy that is abundant and accessible in many areas in the world.Sunlight with wavelengths ...more »