Lifeline seeks testing partners in Uganda for new smart handpump sensor technology developed by charity: water KAMPALA / APAC / WASHINGTON, DC March 2, 2021 – As charity: water’s national implementing partner in Uganda, Lifeline has been testing and ground-truthing 8 sensor prototypes in the Apac and Kwania Districts since October, 2020. The results look
Prioritizing COVID-19 Safety while Maintaining Basic Needs
COVID-19 has undeniably interrupted our everyday lives in multiple ways – how we work, who we can see, where we can go. For some, COVID-19 also poses a risk to other essential services, like access to water.
Lifeline, Stanford Make New Discoveries in Water Point Maintenance
Imagine a water supply that is accessed, managed, maintained and sustained by rural communities. That’s the vision behind Lifeline’s EverFlow Africa program, a community-funded rural water pump maintenance project to maintain rural water points so they run and have near 100 percent water all the time.
“Regular, Clean and Safe”: Initiative Gets Water to Health Clinics
Getting clean water quickly isn’t just a matter of convenience to rural communities – it’s often the difference between life and death. The H2O + Water Initiative – piloted by Lifeline and Blue Planet Network in 2012 – aimed to bring clean water to rural populations and help under-served health clinics and communities in the Pallisa District of eastern Uganda, where 39 percent of the population lack access to clean water.
Spreading Lessons of Good Hygiene Helps Spread Good Health
In rural Uganda, 1 in 12 children dies from preventable water-borne diseases before the age of 5. Without a piped water system, women and girls are forced to collect water for their households from contaminated lakes and puddles, or travel to a well in another village, which takes an average of two hours per day.
“We ARE Water”: Lifeline Leads the Way in Community-Funded Water Access
Learn how Lifeline, EverFlow program in Africa is working to revolutionize how communities are gaining access to water, “a resource we all need and will forever need because we’re made of it.”
Lifeline’s partnership with Stanford University — a leader in environmental research and innovation — is impacting safe water supplies in Uganda’s rural Apac District through its EverFlow program. EverFlow contracts with local water committees to maintain 700+ community-owned handpumps, while Stanford researchers work to analyze the demand and cost of their maintenance.