At the last RWSN forum in Abidjan, which is organised once every 5 years, the SMART Centre Group showcased several SMARTechs and shared information about the SMART Centre Approach. Several SMART Centres also presented papers and posters which can be downloaded in the resource section.
simonSMART Centres well represented at the 7th RWSN Forum
The SMART Centre group is well represented at the 7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. Various presentations have ignited lively discussions on Self-supply, the role of the private sector, various service delivery models and much more. And the booth has become a meeting hub for those interested in learning more about the various SMARTechs, exploring cooperation or for simply having a discussion on topics covered at the conference.
Demonstrating a table top filter produced in Malawi at the World Water Week in Stockholm. This filter purifies water, eliminating all bacteria, parasites and turbidity. The filter element is treated with silver, avoiding re-contamination of the purified water in the storage container. The filter capacity is 40 litres per day and has a retail price of around 20 USD. The SMART Centre Group is working with the local SMART Centres and partners to set-up local supply chains for this product.
On Sunday August 28, Henk Holtslag will present “SMART Centres – Water and jobs by training local entrepreneurs”. This is part of a larger session on Value Chain Sustainability. Read further for the full Sunday program…
simonStockholm World Water Week: Smart Centres and Job opportunities