The Netherlands Red Cross together with DSS water, and with the support of the by ECHO funded Solar and Water initiative, are organizing a training on technical design and economic analysis of Solar Water schemes. This three-days training (free of charge) will be held from 15-17 February 2018 in The Hague, and is developed for experts with a WASH or Energy background. DSS water experts and others working in or interested to work in the humanitarian sector can apply for the training by sending a CV with a short motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 15th of December 2017.
The training will discuss which water schemes can be technically solarized, participants will gain understanding of the functions of different components in a solarized water scheme and the training will make participants familiar with the use of solar design software. During the training the participants will work on the design of a solar water scheme. Read more about the training programme.
About Solar and Water initiative
Solar water pumping improves reliability and reduces the cost of providing water to people affected by humanitarian crises. Solar pumping systems have been successfully installed in camps in Kenya, South Sudan and Tanzania. The largest of these is able to pump 60,000 litres of water per hour. However, awareness of the benefits of solar amongst practitioners and policy makers remains low.
The overall aim of the solar & water initiative is to increase the number of solar pumping systems being used globally within humanitarian operations.