Water Sustainable Point of Use Treatment Technologies (WATERSPOUTT)

One in three people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water. The majority of these live in rural areas with no realistic hope in the foreseeable future of access to distributed treated water systems. However cheaper, easy to use Household Water Treatment and Storage methods can provide interim solutions to the current problems.

The project was advocating for a water treatment method, Solar Disinfection (SODIS), that uses freely available solar energy to inactivate pathogens in water stored in transparent containers placed in direct sunlight. The project aimed to increase the user uptake of SODIS by designing, piloting and bringing to market three novel solar based technologies: Solar rainwater reactors, Solar jerrycans and Solar buckets filtration. In Malawi focus was on SODIS buckets and were piloted in Chikwawa district. The project ran from June 2016 to May 2020

To read more about the project visit this page.

To access some of the research outputs visit this page

The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688928.
Total Funding: €3,084,351.25

Waterspoutt images

SODIS at households
Women demonstrating how SODIS is done during trainingSODIS bucket SODIS bucket exposed to the sun in the village
SODIS bucket exposed
 SODIS bucket exposed to the sun in the villageSODIS buckets Women given SODIS leaflets, SODIS buckets, Storage buckets to use in their households
Village trainings for SODIS
Village trainings for SODIS in progress
trainings for SODIS
Village trainings for SODIS in progress
SODIS trainings
Village trainings for SODIS in progress