Category Archives: NETWAS Uganda

Towards a better system than just trial and error

by the WASHtech consortium. A short overview by Krischan Makowka (UWASNET/HORIZONT3000 Technical Advisor) Introduction: During the last two decades Uganda has been a preferred location for piloting and introducing new WASH technologies which focus on developing countries. Generally this has … Continue reading

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WASHTech hosts 2nd meeting for development of Guidelines for TIP

The second meeting for the development of Uganda sector specific guidelines for technology introduction took place on the 25th September 2013. The meeting which was hosted by the appropriate technology center attracted fifteen people with representatives from Ministry of Water, … Continue reading

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Existance of TAF adds value to the WASH sector

Members of the National Sanitation Working Group (NSWG)  have appreciated the value being added by the Technology Assessment Framework (TAF) to ensure sustainable use of  sanitation technologies. Members mentioned that the gaps uncovered by the TAF  on some of the … Continue reading

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TAF to be tested on other technologies Rwenzori region

A comment from the recently concluded Hand Pump Mechanics Association Learning Visit to Rwenzori region indicated the need for the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) to be tested on existing technologies in the region like the Manual drilling rig. This was  … Continue reading

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NETWAS Uganda to sensitize stakeholders on need to have sector specific Guidelines for Technology Introduction

In Uganda the water and sanitation sector is not short of new and emerging technologies, however, there is no clear process of technology Introduction, adoption and upscale. Noticeable is Minimal contribution to the Millennium Development Goals. A key constraint to … Continue reading

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Assessing the potential of solar powered pumping for domestic water supply in Uganda

In Kanungu district of south western Uganda, the Technology Applicability Framework  (TAF) work was used to assess the potential of solar powered water pumping in the country.The exercise involved representatives from the Ministry of Water and Environment, Technical Support Units … Continue reading

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Sustainability of solar water pumping in Uganda

This video highlights steps of using the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) to assess the potential solar powered water pumping for domestic supply in Kanungu district of south western Uganda

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Assessing the Urine Dry Diversion toilet

“The Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) is a very good tool, when applied it will enable us to answer lots of questions and avoid duplication of technologies to better understand the context before introducing any technology” Buguma Patrick Team leader Technical support … Continue reading

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Experiences of Testing TAF in Uganda.

Geofrey Kidega of WaterAid Uganda shared the Ugandan experiences with using TAF in Iganga and Mayuge districts on the rope pump technology. Kidega deliberated on methods, composition of study teams and challenges.   The insights from applying TAF will feed into … Continue reading

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Ensuring sustainable Water Supply: The Case of the Community Management Model.

The Northern Regional learning forum, the first of its kind set out to investigate how the community management model can strengthen the sustainable water supply in the post conflict region of Northern Uganda. Various efforts by government and NGOs have … Continue reading

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