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 »
Imagine a world where every single homestead has a water tank. Many people most notably in deep rural areas have to walk or ride a bycicle for kilometres to fetch a 10/20 litre jerrican of water, which itself may not be enough for the whole family per day, given that most rural African families are big in number. Worse still, most of the labour used to fetch water is the young school going kids who have to either do it ...more »
This concept is ideal for the local upcoming (or seasoned) fresh produce farmer, who seeks to improve the yield of his crop and invest in his/her household water supply. The idea is quite simple and suitable for areas where the soil conditions can grow vegetables/fruits and area enjoys a fair amount of rainfall. Basically you erect a shaded net (semi-transparent), supported by means of steel poles (25mm galvanised pipe ...more »
The Sun Cloth and Wind purification tank is a very simple and affordable way of treating water. A lot of people exposed to unclean water in Africa have limited monetary resources. Therefore people can take advantage of the Sun Cloth and Wind purification tank that makes efficient use of two free abundant resources in Africa which are sunlight and wind energy. The dark plastic container mounted on a roof stand is an efficient ...more »
The SODIS method has been proven to be a simple and low cost method of purifying bacterial contaminated water in rural areas. My proposal here is to up-scale and streamline the SODIS method in the form of large water stations positioned at central locations within the communities. The entire system consists of the following 4 main points: 1. WATER COLLECT POINT: a floating weir is positioned in the lake or river where ...more »
H2O Solar tank tank is a solar powered water purifying tank. It is made of two portions of tanks one on the upper and one on the lower part. It is a portable tank with two wheels and it can be pushed or pulled with ease. The tank is equipped with an ultra violet light and semi permeable membrane. H2O Solar tank also have a solar powered water pump.