Gro for GooD “Smart Handpumps” wins Oxford University Vice-Chancellor’s Award

From: http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/vice-chancellors-innovation-awards The Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards seek to recognise and celebrate exceptional research-led innovations and products at all University levels that are having societal or economic impact. The initiative attracted a total of 78 entries, from which four winners were…

Long lasting rural water supplies in tough environments: lessons from Kenya

by Dr Tim Foster (from the Oxwater blog) Having just published the fourth instalment in a series of papers examining rural supply sustainability on the south coast of Kenya, it is timely to reflect upon some of the common threads that emerge…

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…

UPGro win at Stockholm World Water Week

Patrick Thomson, from the Oxford-led UPGro project “Gro For Good”, has won the prize for the best poster at World Water Week 2015 for the work that he and colleagues at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Oxford have been…