In this video, we can see Solar Powered Multiple use water services in action. This system provides sufficient water for domestic use and high value crops using micro irrigation technologies. Such solar-powered systems are designed when the spring sources are located below the community and there is no electric grid. iDE Nepal, in a pioneering effort, successfully oversaw the installation of six solar-powered water delivery systems.
This Gravity MUS video is about the MUS programs that were designed and implemented by iDE in different districts in Nepal.
This video is called Solar Multiple Use Water System and has been produced with the support of Renewable World. Renewable World works with local partners (IDE and SAPPROS Nepal) to build their capacities to deliver renewable energy services to remote and marginal communities.
Access to safe and sustainable water supplies is essential to improving the health and livelihoods of the more than two billion people in developing countries living in absolute poverty (HDR, 2010). Poor populations need water for a variety of uses that range from drinking, hygiene, and sanitation to food production and income generation. Existing approaches to water service delivery usually focus on providing water for a single use — typically for drinking or irrigation. Not surprisingly, people tend to use this water for all their needs. They use water meant for domestic consumption in their gardens, for their livestock, or for other small-scale enterprises. They use irrigation systems for drinking, bathing, or washing clothes. These unplanned uses can create unintended yet often dire consequences—overuse of domestic systems can lead to conflict and breakage of equipment while domestic use of irrigation systems spreads disease. Providing single-use water services misses a valuable opportunity to improve the lives of poor people at little added cost.
Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS) is an innovative and holistic approach to sustainable water delivery that seeks to provide water services that reflect the multiple water needs of poor households. This approach is the platform for planning, financing, and managing integrated water services that improve the health and livelihoods of poor people. This video, developed by Winrock International, explains the approach.
In this video a woman explains how she, throughout the implementation of the MUS project in her community, is able to support her family. This video is made by Andrés Gil (participant of the IRC Southern Youth Zone Programme) who is currently carrying out an assessment on the implementation of MUS in the department of La Paz in Honduras. The video is in Spanish.
The video is part of a blogpost that can be found by following this link.
Zimbabwe's water and sanitation coverage significantly declined in the last decade as a result of inadequate financial resources, socio-economic challenges, weakened institutions and deteriorating standards of essential services offered by local government. Once leading in both water and sanitation coverage in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe saw a drastic decrease in the gains of the 1980s. This video showcases the experiences of the ZIMWASH project working in six districts namely Chipinge, Chegutu, Hwange, Bulilima, and Mangwe in the semi-arids regions of Zimbabwe.
Get a glimpse of what was done throughout the Kabuku Water Project in Kenya by watching these two videos. The project assisted the people of Kabuku to grow their vegetables to meet basic needs and to keep livestock.
This short video is about the Elephant Pump from PumpAid. These pumps are being constructed together with community. Because they are involved in the construction, there is a strong sense of ownership. It is a very simple technology, everyone can be thought how to maintain it, says Amos Chitungo, PumpAid Programme Manager in Zimbabwe.
In this video Dr. Barbara talks about the link between domestic and productive water needs and women.
This video is part of 'Thinking beyond the tap': a video commentary series to help bridge science and policy on water issues around the globe by the Global Water Partnership and IWMI International Water Management Institute.