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Title: Evaluating novel gravity-driven membrane (GDM) water kiosks in schools
Authors: Peter-Varbanets, Maryna
Dreyer, K.
McFadden, N.
Ouma, H.
Wanyama, K.
Etenu, C.
Meierhofer, Regula
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: PETER-VARBANETS, M. ... et al, 2017. Evaluating novel gravity-driven membrane (GDM) water kiosks in schools. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2735, 7pp.
Abstract: This paper presents results of the field evaluation of three gravity driven membrane (GDM) water kiosks purifying Victoria lake water in schools in Uganda. The study evaluated the technical performance of the systems and the feasibility of the operation and maintenance concepts over two years of operation, as well as the financial viability of the business model and management concept and overall system sustainability. The results show that GDM water kiosks are a simple technology capable of treating turbid surface water and can autonomously supply good quality water to schools and communities. They require little maintenance, are simple to operate and maintain, and with trained local O&M team support, they offer sustainability of operation in remote low-income areas. The business and management model evaluation has not yet been completed and is ongoing.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31530
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