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Online Course: Solar Powered Water Systems – Principles and Practice

It is widely believed that solar powered solutions will play a critical role in achieving the ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to rural water supply. However, unless solar-powered water systems (SPWS) are implemented and supported effectively, the benefits of the technology will not be realized and existing challenges will only be amplified.

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Testing the Waters: Digital Payments for Water and Sanitation

A key barrier to universal access to water supply and sanitation (WSS) is that providers often lose money serving their current customers because tariffs are too low, nonrevenue water levels are high, and collection rates are poor. Before they can expand their services to poorer households, WSS providers need to adopt service models that allow them to cover operational expenses while reaching low-income customers.

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Securing Water for Food: FutureWater Evaluation Thirdeye Project in Mozambique

FutureWater’s ThirdEye was a SWFF-supported infrared flying sensors project that created a group of flying sensors operators equipped with tools to analyze near infrared imagery in order to help farmers to make better decisions concerning the use of their limited resources, such as water, seeds and fertilizers. This report analyses the results obtained by the monitoring and evaluation field intern who conducted an evaluation survey in July and August 2018 in Mozambique, after the project had been active there for 3 years.

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Key Trends in Mobile-Enabled Water Services: What’s Working and What’s Next

The GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Programme improves access to basic energy, water, and sanitation services in underserved communities using mobile technology and infrastructure. The program's goals include leveraging mobile technology and infrastructure to enhance access to affordable and reliable energy, clean and safe water and sanitation services in underserved communities. The program receives support from the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).

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Awareness Rising on the Use of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Rwanda: Project Report to the African Water Association

The current report recapitulates the results from the project that was conducted by the Rwanda Young Water Professionals in partnership with RENGOF titled “Awareness rising on the use of constructed wetlands (CW) for wastewater treatment in Rwanda.” This project was in line with the Further Advancing the Blue Revolution Initiative (FABRI), initiated by AfWA and funded by USAID.

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Utilizing Solar Energy for Water Pumping and Brackish Water Desalination in Agriculture

Increasing demand for agricultural crops has put an increased strain on limited freshwater resources in Jordan and Palestine. The area currently has shortages in freshwater and an abundant supply of saline water which has not been utilized for agriculture due to the economics associated with pumping and desalinization mainly from limited availability to electricity and high running cost of the alternative diesel generators.