Sustaining low-cost, urban water supply and sanitation systems in Africa

AfriWatSan is developing the scientific evidence to inform policies and practices sustaining low-cost, on-site water supplies and sanitation systems in urban Africa and to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions to conduct this vital research.

 

 

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04/12/2020

The impact of extreme rainfall on the shallow subsurface in Dakar: new evidence from the AfriWatSan observatory in Thiaroye

In August and September of 2020, extreme rainfall events caused flooding in Dakar. A new monitoring facility in the AfriWatSan urban groundwater observatory in the Thiaroye area of Dakar yields new insight into the hydrological impacts of such events. Located beside a large septic tank beneath a school toilet block,…

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AFRIWATSAN FOCUSES ON

Developing the scientific evidence to inform policies sustaining on-site water supplies and sanitation systems in urban Africa

Capacity-strengthening based on the the identified skills gaps of individuals and institutions

Developing practices to sustain low-cost, on-site water supplies and sanitation systems in urban Africa