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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.

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Let’s reinvent the toilet | #WorldToiletDay

We have been using the same toilet system for the past 200 years. The sewer system is safe and clean, but also resource intensive, and many countries cannot afford the water and energy needed. Can there be a new solution? That is the ambition of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) project committee 305 that is working to define a standard for a new type of toilet, which could help meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on safe sanitation for all.

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Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies – 2nd Edition

Eawag worked collaboratively in the Compendium with the International Water Association (IWA) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) under the Urban Sanitation Initiative to foster innovation and disseminate information about the full range of sanitation technologies and building the capacity of practitioners who use this information.

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Engineering for Change Solutions Library - Water

The Engineering for Change (E4C) Solutions Library is a living database of products and services that are intended to be accessible and appropriate for those living in poverty. The data in the Solutions Library is curated technical and market performance information that is normalized across all products, enabling side-by-side comparison and analysis of market influences.  View the library

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Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation

In the face of urbanization, alternative approaches are needed to deliver adequate and inclusive sanitation services across the full sanitation service chain. Container-based sanitation (CBS) consists of an end-to-end service—that is, one provided along the whole sanitation service chain—that collects excreta hygienically from toilets designed with sealable, removable containers and strives to ensure that the excreta is safely treated, disposed of, and reused.

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Frontiers of CLTS No. 12 – Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

This edition of Frontiers of CLTS draws on two discussions co-convened by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The first, supported by SNV, was held in Arusha, Tanzania, 16-20 April 2018, and brought together stakeholders from eight countries across East and Southern Africa.1 The second held in Saly, Senegal, 25-28 June 2018, was co-convened with WaterAid, WSSCC and UNICEF with support from AGETIP and had representatives from 14 countries across West and Central Africa.

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Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM)

This new Priority Rated Optimization Model (PROM) for multisector water resources managment is designed for multi-sector water resource assessment, allocation, and management. PROM utilizes flow duration curves (FDC), demand-to-supply ratio (DSR) and utility indices (UI) to evaluate and optimize priority based multi-sector water allocation.

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Securing Water for Food – Global Waters In Focus

This Global Waters In Focus looks at the Securing Water for Food (SWFF) Grand Challenge for Development. Since 2013, USAID has partnered with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to develop science and technology solutions that allow farmers to produce more food with less water through the SWFF Grand Challenge for Development.