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Water - Sustainable Point-Of-Use Treatment Technologies

Objective

The WHO estimates that in 2015 in Africa ~156 million people relied on untreated sources for their drinking water. WATERSPOUTT will design, develop, pilot and field-test a range of, sustainable point-of-use solar disinfection (SODIS) technologies that will provide affordable access to safe water to remote and vulnerable communities in Africa and elsewhere. These novel large-volume water treatment SODIS technologies will be developed in collaboration and consultation with the end-users, and include:
1. HARVESTED RAINWATER SODIS SYSTEMS for domestic and community use. (South Africa, Uganda).
2. TRANSPARENT 20L SODIS JERRYCANS. (Ethiopia)
3. COMBINED 20L SODIS/CERAMIC POT FILTRATION SYSTEMS. (Malawi)
These are novel technologies that will create employment and economic benefits for citizens in both the EU and resource-poor nations. WATERSPOUTT will use social science strategies to:
a. Build integrated understanding of the social, political & economic context of water use & needs of specific communities.
b. Examine the effect of gender relations on uptake of SODIS technologies.
c. Explore the relevant governance practices and decision-making capacity at local, national and international level that impact upon the use of integrated solar technologies for point-of-use drinking water treatment.
d. Determine the feasibility & challenges faced at household, community, regional and national level for the adoption of integrated solar technologies for point-of-use drinking water treatment.
WATERSPOUTT will transform access to safe drinking water through integrated social sciences, education & solar technologies, thus improving health, survival, societal well-being & economic growth in African developing countries. These goals will be achieved by completing health impact studies of these technologies among end-user communities in Africa. Many of the consortium team have worked for more than 15 years on SODIS research in collaboration with African partners.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Address
Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 243 750

Participants (17)

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 500
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 950
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 621,25
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 144 625
Address
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- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 309 530
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 500
Address
Via Cicerone, 66
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 186 375
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOSYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 171 500
Address
Travessia Turo Den Llull 12
08392 Sant Andreu De Llavaneres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEKELLE UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Tiray Regional State
Mekelle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 125 500
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELIOZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 181 250
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 81/1/15
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 198 187,50
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 183 265
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 797,50
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments