Nathan Cooper WaterNet Symposium in Gaborone

October 2016

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This month Nathan Cooper has been at the WaterNet Symposium in Gaborone, Botswana. The annual symposium is the largest event for water security and sustainability across the region, inviting water engineers, policy makers, NGOs and academics from Africa, Europe and the United States.

Nathan’s paper, ‘exploring the potential of smart water pumps to help meet SDG6′ looks at the challenges facing the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal on universal access to water and sanitation. It considers the role that new water technology is beginning to play in securing sustainable water access for people in remote rural locations, while asking what the implications may be for formal and traditional water governance, of such technological interventions. This work will form part of the symposium’s output report on Water and Society.