Users Guide to off Grid Energy Solutions

Further Reading Pumping

Internet Access

SKAT, the Swiss Centre for Development Co-operation in Technology and Management, has a good links homepage for water pumping (visit:; Vadianstrasse 42, CH-9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland. By Phone: +41 71 228 54 54; By Fax: +41 71 228 54 55; By Email: ; by WWW:

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, Canada, has carried out extensive work in the field of water pumping, appropriate technology and solutions for such. They have information, specifications, results of evaluations and monitoring for hand pumps, PV pumps and a variety of other water pumping situations. Visit their site for links and access to on-line and other publications:

Lifewater Canada, a "Christian organization dedicated to helping rural poor obtain safe water... a non-profit organization of people from across Canada who are bound together by a common desire to ensure that people everywhere have access to adequate supplies of safe water". Lifewater has pioneered the dissemination of a number of handpumps. Their Web site has a range of excellent photographs, drawings, "how to guides" and much other useful information on hand pumps and hand pump experience from around the world. PO Box 44, Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0, Canada; By Web:

SDF Wasser und Umwelt, hand pump specialists, especially the "Kardia" pump. Moorbeerenweb 1, P.O. Box 6009, D-31215 Peine, Germany, By Phone: +49 5171 4030, By Fax: +49 5171 403221; by Email:

WEDC, Water, Engineering and Development Centre, United Kingdom, at the Loughborough University in the UK a leading institution concerned water planning, provision and management of infrastructure for development in low- and middle-income countries. Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU UK; By Phone: + 44 (0) 1509 222885; By Fax: + 44 (0) 1509 211079; By Email: ;

The World Bank has an extensive list of publications and information on-line. Visit their main site on: and have a look around.

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