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Using WADI Indicator To Enhance Effectiveness Of Solar Disinfection (SODIS) For Purification Of Drinking Water

Solar Disinfection (SODIS) technology is apparently used for purification of drinking water among the rural poor communities of Uganda. Evidence of technology application is at the water school in Kisoro. ATC profiled the technology and found it to have the potential to provide a remedy for enhancing the safety of drinking water without reliance on…

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Removal Of Iron From Ground Water

Removal of iron from ground water: Uganda is one of the iron rich countries, with some parts having as high as 50mg/l  concentrated in ground water. Iron is a troublesome element in water supplies and  efforts to manage the problem have involved the installation of iron removal plants (IRPs) on one hand, and the conversion of…

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Point Of Use Water Treatment Technologies

Access to safe drinking water in Uganda is still a challenge. Even where people have piped water supply, the safe water chain is often compromised. Thus the need to promote Point of Use (PoU) water treatment. The best option would be boiling water for drinking however a relative population cannot afford to boil water for…

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MIRACULOUS TIGER TOILET

Ecological sanitation has for over a decade been promoted in Uganda to bridge the technological gap. The tiger Toilet is an addition to the ecological sanitation menu. The Appropriate Technology Centre for Water and Sanitation, Water for People, Oxfam International, PriMove India under the overall coordination of Bear Valley Ventures Limited UK are undertook/profiled the…

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Water For Production

Irrigation farming has enormous benefits to the farmers but this ought to be supported by use of fertilizers (these can be the no cost fertilizers such as human urine) to enhance crop yields. Irrigation reduces the dependence of farmers on rain -fed agriculture, providing them with the opportunity to produce crops through out the year….

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Toilet Facility Hygiene

Stakeholders have invented technologies to improve the hygiene of toilet facilities. To this effect so far the ATC has profiled the SATO pan and associate it with the following advantages; Prevents bad odour from the toilet Minimizes breeding of cockroaches from the toilet Prevents flies Facilitates easy use and cleaning of the toilet Requires use…

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Sanitation And Hygiene Technologies

The ATC has profiled a number of sanitation technologies and from this exercise the following lessons were learnt; Any toilet technology can fail as long as effective operation and maintenance is lacking There is gross misuse of public toilets in Uganda regardless of the education level of the users. Therefore, for public toilets to function…

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Rainwater Harvesting (RWH)

Uganda enjoys an average annual rainfall of 1500mm with extreme highs experienced over and around Lake victoria. With exception of Karamoja region, most parts of the country experience at least two seasons of rainfall- bimodal rainfall pattern and this makes the potential for rainwater harvesting viable. To harness the benefits of the plenty rainwater in…

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Point of Use (poU) Water treatment

Safe water chain is critical to ensure health of the population however in many communities, safe water chain is compromised by people using very dirty jerrycans to fetch water, surviving in poor sanitation and unhygienic environment in addition to sharing water with animals. In other places, there is total lack of access to safe water….

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Equity And Inclusion to access to Water and Sanitation

ATC research indicated that Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) form the biggest part of the unserved when it comes to accessing safe water and sanitation. The gap was attributed partly to technical exclusion in form of inadquate designs of facilities. Based on this, the Centre in partnership with WaterAid and other stakeholders including National Union of…