Category Archives: WASH Technologies

Using the TAF to evaluate handpumps in different contexts

One of the exciting outputs from the WASHTech project has been the piloting the use of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) to assess the India Mark II in Burkina Faso, Uganda (U2) and Ghana (Ghana Modified) and the Rope Pump … Continue reading

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Tools for sustainable service delivery

What sort of tools do you need to support more sustainable service delivery? Sustainable Services at Scale, the Triple-S project- has developed a tools survey to inventorise the kinds of tools that could help improve water service delivery. The survey complements … 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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1st WASHTech webinar attracts 25 participants and lots of questions

How were community members engaged in the piloting of the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) for the rope pump in Ghana? This was one of the questions asked during the Webinar “Investing in effective technologies with the Technology Applicability Framework”, which … Continue reading

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WASHTech at the IRC symposium in Addis Ababa

With two presentations and a pre-launch side event, WASHTech was well represented at the IRC Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery symposium. The symposium and side events took place from 9-12 April 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Introducing the TAF André … Continue reading

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Understanding the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF)

“Let’s invite WASHTECH to apply the TAF tool on this Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) technology, the communities choices system, to determine whether it needs to be scaled up”. This came up at the 26th edition of the National … 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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