Smart Water Solutions
Updated - Thursday 04 May 2006
This booklet on water, like its counterpart Smart Sanitation Solutions, gives examples of small-scale innovative technologies to increase access to safe drinking water. It includes technologies such as the use of sunlight to purify water, effective low-cost water filters, low-cost drip irrigation and locally produced hand pumps that are five times cheaper than imported pumps. By using these technologies, poor rural families can double or even triple their annual income.
Small-scale solutions have proven to be cost effective. Implemented in large numbers, they can boost health, improve agricultural production and generate local business all at the same time. That is why large-scale dissemination of these technologies is crucial. Smart technologies like this help us to tackle poverty immediately.
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