Experimenting with practical transition groundwater management strategies for the urban poor in Sub Saharan Africa
Research & Development
May 2015 - Apr 2019
Donor: NERC Science of the Environment
Donor Programme: research programme funded by UK’s DFID, NERC and ESRC
Improving access to safe water in slums is complex and challenging. Since 2009 IHE Delft has led several efforts related to water and sanitation in slums in different parts of Africa. This research project aimed to identify low cost, integrated, and sustainable sanitation solutions to reduce the stream of nutrients leaving the slum and causing eutrophication downstream in the catchment in Uganda. Our focus was to move away from non-existent or unsustainable practices towards sustainable urban groundwater management, taking the interests of slum dwellers into consideration.