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What Makes a Drinking Water Technology Resilient to Climatic Hazards? REACH Programme Poster

Despite the increasing use of the term 'resilience', there is further ambiguity and a need to define it beyond certain systems. What does resilience mean under a changing climate where disasters are recurrent? Drinking water crisis in Bangladesh is worsening and the coastal population often experience water supply disruption due to non-functioning drinking water technologies. . Climate change can directly disrupt water supply infrastructure and indirectly cause damage through deteriorating water quality and quantity. The poster was presented at REACH Water Security and Poverty conference at University of Oxford.

Water Security for Climate Resilience Report A synthesis of research from the Oxford University REACH programme

This report presents a synthesis of published and ongoing research by REACH which explores the relationship between water security, climate and climate adaptation decisions, drawing on findings from REACH research conducted in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

It concludes with three recommendations for to advance water security for climate resilience:

1. More accurate and granular analysis of climate risk is needed to increase relevance of climate information
2. Metrics for monitoring climate resilience in water systems are critical to track progress and inform investments for water security
3. New institutional models that improve water security will be critical for climate resilience

Rower Pump

The Rower pump is a reciprocating piston pump with 2" PVC pipe as the pump cylinder. This cylinder is inclined at 30* from horizontal and the operator pushes and pulls directly on a 'T' handle at the end of the piston rod. The pump is operated with a rowing action' hence the name "Rower".

Cast Iron No. 6 Suction Hand Pump Production Manual

This production manual contains the design specifications and drawings of Cast lron No. 6 Hand pump. The manual has been produced by UNICEF, Dhaka, Bangladesh and will be provided to selected manufacturers in Bangladesh for specific purpose of assisting them to produce No. 6 Hand pump to the specified standards.

The Tara Handpump Production Manual and Drawings

This production manual was originally produced specifically for the procurement by UNICEF, Dhaka of target numbers of TARA handpumps for the Government of Bangladesh. One essential purpose of the original manual was to encourage and help interested manufacturers to undertake production of the pump in Bangladesh. This "international" version of the manual is being made available to enable governments, development organizations and manufacturers in other developing countries either to set up production of the TARA, or to develop their own version of the pump suitable for local needs.
Copy courtesy of the IRC library

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