SAFEWATER sister project, WATERSPOUTT researchers visit Mokondo, Uganda to see installations

1st June 2018

SAFEWATER Work Package Leader, Dr Pilar Fernandez attended the second year meeting of WATERSPOUTT (H2020 – GA 688928) held in the Imperial Golf View Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda on May 21 – 25, 2018. The project is at an exciting phase as the yearly gathering of the team’s visit coincided with field studies starting in the African countries. The second year meeting discussed the results, progress and future plans of this 4-years EU-H2020 project.  The meeting was hosted by Prof. Charles Muyanja and Prof. Consolata Cabonesa form the team at the University of Makerere Kampala.

Pilar is leading the WATERSPOUTT ( Work Package on solar rainwater reactors, which were recently installed in two primary school in Mokondo, Uganda. The WATERSPOUTT team visited the reactors in the field, which will be tested under real conditions and health impact assessment studies. These systems provide more than 100 litres per day of safe drinking water treated with only sunlight to be used by the pupils of these schools.

18 universities and companies from several European (RCSI, DCU, Maynooth University-Ireland; Ecosystem, Ciemat, URJC, USC-Spain; Bogazici Univ. Istanbul-Turkey; EPFL-Switzerland; Helioz-Austria; Univ. Buckinghamshire, Ulser-United Kingdom; INNOVA-Italy) and African countries (Makerere University Kampala-Uganda; University of Stellenbosch-South Africa; Mekelle University Tigrai-Ethiopia; Blantyre International University-Malawi).

Children collecting water for school in Uganda