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Solar Powered Water Systems in Humanitarian Context: Specific Considerations and Limitations of SPWS

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Dan Stewart/ Save the Children
5:00am - 6:30am CET
Global Solar and Water Initiative Project and Energypedia

This webinar will discuss the design aspect of SPWS along with the practical limitations. It will set the scene by providing an overview of common design questions such as pumping rate, batteries and tank sizing. Oxfam will present a case study from Cox Bazar, Bangladesh on the design and performance of SPWS in the refugee camps. IOM UN Migration will then share practical limitations such as designing for long-term camps vs emergency settlement and water rationing in the camps.

The four-part webinar series, “Capacity Building and Learning on Solar Powered Water Systems” is organized jointly by the Global Solar and Water Initiative project with funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and Energypedia. This series will focus on SPWS to raise awareness and to build the technical capacity of humanitarian WASH actors and other development organizations.