Turning Sun into Water

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Publication August 2017

The GeePs laboratory (Paris-Saclay University) (MEDEE member) the Imperial College London and the Burkinabe startup Dargatech are at the origin of an ambitious project: a cost effective solar water pump that will sustainably improve the lives of 700 inhabitants of the village of Gogma in Burkina Faso!

A solar pump as a lever for development

The solar pump will provide safe drinking water, improve health, save women’s and children’s time and thus foster development of the community. The system will be installed by the start-up DargaTech and will be managed by the village council, guaranteeing the sustainability of the project and building local capacity. The successful implementation of the system will encourage the set up of other solar pumps in the same village and in the region !

Your support is paramount

The team has the skills, the experience, the local contacts, and the motivation to complete this project successfully. Now they need your help to buy the system, collect data for research and improve living conditions in Gogma as well as in all rural areas around the world, thanks to the impact of the research project !

Participate to the crowdfunding campaign here