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Handpumps: where now? A synthesis of online discussions (2012-2014)

Author
FUREY S. G.

Year of Publishing
2014

Publisher
RWSN

Institution
Skat Foundation


Description:

In 2012, RWSN established Dgroups.org as its online electronic platform for membership and discussion. The groundwater and handpump groups have been among the most active communities. The number and depth of contributions has been rich, and several members have asked for a synthesis of the discussions. They main topics that emerged were:
1. Water Quality - particularly iron and pump corrosion
2. Procurement, Quality Control and Installation
3. Sustaining handpumps - what is the average lifespan of a handpump?
4. Handpump component failures and the need to redesign public domain designs
5. The politics of new pump designs: the Squirrel Cage Pump

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Bibliographical Information:

FUREY S. G. (2014) Handpumps: where now?. A synthesis of online discussions (2012-2014) , Skat Foundation , RWSN , St Gallen, Switzerland


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