An EU H2020 project
June 2016 - November 2019
The aim of WATERSPOUTT is transform access to safe drinking water through integrated social sciences, education & solar technologies, thus improving health, survival, societal well-being & economic growth in low-to-middle-income African nations. These goals will be achieved by developing solar-optical, point-of-use water treatment technologies for vulnerable communities who remain without access to safe drinking water in Africa..
WATERSPOUTT is developing solar water disinfection (SODIS) technologies in collaboration and consultation with the end-user communities. The innovative technologies include:
1. HARVESTED RAINWATER SOLAR REACTOR SYSTEMS for domestic and community use. (South Africa, Uganda).
2. TRANSPARENT 20L SODIS JERRYCANS. (Ethiopia)
3. COMBINED 20L SODIS/CERAMIC POT FILTRATION SYSTEMS. (Malawi)
Project coordinator: ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND (RCSI, Ireland)
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cotBM0laSSo (TEDx Talks on SODIS)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°690378