Intelligent Water – IW

Millions of people living in rural Africa obtain their daily water supply from handpumps, yet many handpumps fail and remain non-functional. RWSN reports that in Africa as many as 36% of handpumps are non-functional (Handpump Data, 2009). Most current monitoring and evaluation practices rely on someone visiting and visually inspecting handpumps. This can be logistically…

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Better Bearings – BB

Approximately 184 million people living in Africa depend on handpumps for their daily water supply (MacArthur, 2015) with an estimated 50,000 new handpumps shipped to Africa each year (Sansom and Koestler, 2009). Despite efforts to improve rural water service delivery, handpumps serving rural communities often fall into disrepair. According to data compiled by Rural Water…

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Hybrid Thermal Lance – HTL

Anti-personnel mines, anti-vehicle mines, IEDs, and unexploded ordnance (UXO) continue to account for numerous deaths and disabling injuries around the world. A majority of the victims are civilians, including children. Ordnance disposal specialists have used a variety of techniques for destroying and disposing of such devices. One innovative method has been developed by Dr. Don…

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