A locally produced, pv powered water pump for Palestinian communities
This research project is in partnership with Comet-ME, a public-benefit company operating in Southern mount Hebron, the West Bank. The proposed project seeks a solution for residents living in the region who do not have access to proper water services.
The goal of the project is to provide Bedouin communities access to safe and reliable water. In order to do so, a pump will be developed that fits into the socio-cultural context of the community by strengthening local technology, rather than undermining it. Subscribing to the theory of Appropriate Technology, this project envisions a pump design that can be manufactured locally, thereby exploiting local trades and raw material supply channels. By developing a product that can be manufactured and maintained at the village-level, a more holistic interpretation of product sustainability can be achieved.