Wednesday, 25 Nov at 11:00 am CET
Oxfam and IOM with funds from USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance is implementing the Global Solar and Water Initiative (GLOSWI) project whose overall objective is to improve cost efficiency, reliability and sustainability of water access for displaced populations and affected host communities by effectively mainstreaming the use of solar water pumping technologies. One of the key objectives of this initiative is to strengthen knowledge on solar water pumping solutions among humanitarian WASH actors and develop capacity building options and technical support, with a focus on hard-to-reach places and first phase humanitarian emergencies. This will ensure emergency WASH actors have access to training opportunities and relevant information/materials and technical support.
Thus, this four-part webinar series, organized jointly by GLOSWI and energypedia will focus on solar powered water systems (SPWS) to raise awareness and to build technical capacity of humanitarian WASH actors as well as other development organizations.
Webinar I: Solar Powered Water Systems in Humanitarian Context – Types and Configurations
With falling panel costs and improvement in technologies, solar powered water systems (SPWS) have become a cost-effective and sustainable way of providing water in long-term displacement settings such as IDP camps as well as in host communities. This webinar, the first of the four-part webinar series, will introduce the SPWS technology focusing on different configurations such as DC vs AC, standalone vs hybrid, and submersible vs surface pumping. Lorentz and Grundfos will highlight their SPWS solutions available in the market as well as their applicability in the humanitarian context. A case study will then showcase SPWS examples from around the world.