BBC: ‘Good vibration’ hand pumps boost Africa’s water security

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Published: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39077761 The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa. Growing demand for groundwater is putting pressure on the resource while researchers struggle…

This is why there is a handpump in the car park – and what it has in common with a jet engine

On 17th September, the mystery surrounding the Samrat handpump which has been installed in the car park of Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment was revealed. Learn more about the pump's research purpose at www.oxwater.uk/oxford-smart-handpump.html or download the presentation below. handpumpcarpark_17oct2016_final

The Smart Handpump comes to Oxford

from: http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/news/articles/160526-smart-handpump.html The 'Smart Handpump' was developed in 2011 by a team at Oxford University with a field-ready prototype starting operational trials in Kenya in 2012. These trials demonstrated proof-of-concept for remote monitoring of handpumps using simple microprocessor, accelerometer and global…

Can a rural handpump tell you it’s not well?

Heloise Greeff, Doctoral Researcher, Water Programme, Computational Health Informatics Lab and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford Predictive health monitoring is widely used in engineering applications to detect damage to infrastructure as early as possible. Forecasting…

How do you solve a problem like a broken water pump?

World Water Day 2016 article on The Guardian by Katherine Purvis, 22/03/2016 Long considered a symbol of development aid, up to 40% of handpumps in sub-Saharan Africa are broken at any one time. Technology is offering smart solutions. Over the…