Experimenting with practical transition groundwater management strategies for the urban poor in Sub Saharan Africa

  • Research & Development
  • 2.240.972 project budget
  • May 2015 - Feb 2021
  • Donor: NERC Science of the Environment
  • Donor Programme: research programme funded by UK’s DFID, NERC and ESRC
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

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.


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