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Overview Paper: The Effect of Tube Recharge on Local Groundwater Tables and Well Water Levels“Tube recharge” is a simple and low-cost method to recharge groundwater. It takes inspiration from Indian recharge technologies, but it is simpler and cheaper. Tube recharge has been implemented in Tanzania, Mozambique, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Nicaragua and has shown promising results. This paper provides an overview of the principles behind construction and working of tube recharge systems. Read More >>
SMART Centres meet in Malawi. March 2018We look back on a fruitfull meeting of 5 SMART Centres in Mzuzu. Discussions ranged from Family Based Management of rural handpumps to monitoring with the online tool mWater. We saw some 25 innovative water and sanitation technologies on de exposition area of the CCAP SMART Centre and had field visits to pump users, a drilling company and to Mr. Gondwe who runs a sanitation business. He inspired us with the use of urine and feces that makes his vegetable garden flourish.
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