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Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Author: Dr. Bruno Domenech, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya 

Electrification systems based on the use of renewable energies can provide much needed electricity to isolated communities, particularly those living in poverty in rural areas. Designs that combine wind and photovoltaic (PV) technologies as well as individual systems and microgrid +

Civil Engineering

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a rare and challenging mode of transportation: the gravity ropeway. These are mechanically powered devices that, despite their simplicity, are difficult to implement safely but make a dramatic difference to the movement of goods an +

Information & Communication Technologies

A DIFFSERV TRANSPORT NETWORK TO BRING 3G ACCESS TO VILLAGES IN THE AMAZON FOREST

Author Javier Simó-Reigadas, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Since their conception, IP networks have been generally used under the best-effort paradigm. Then, several QoS-aware IP network architectures were proposed in the last two decades by the IETF and other actor +

Water Science & Hydrology

Authors: Alison Parker, Peter Cruddas and Chris Rose, Cranfield University

This case study examines issues surrounding the management of faecal sludge, using Lusaka in Zambia as a case example. 2.5 billion people on our planet still lack access to improved sanitation – they have nowhere safe to go to the toilet (WHO and UNICEF 2014). Instead, th +

Environmental Studies, Soil Resources, Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Authors:

Mentore Vaccari, assistant professor, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Management in resource-limited Countries, DICATAM, University of Brescia, via Branze 43, 25123, Brescia (Italy).
Francesco Vitali, research fellowship, CeTAmb LAB - Research Laboratory on Appropriate Technologies for Envir +

Agriculture & Food Technologies

Authors: Dr. Priti Parikh, University of London and Andrew Lamb, Engineers Without Borders

This case study looks at a technology that people who live in the heat and dust of North Darfur use to preserve their food. It is a clay and sand pot called a Zeer Pot. When placed in the sunshine, it uses the phenomena of evaporative cooling to cool the v +

Architecture, Building & Planning

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The concept of timberless construction is used widely across North Africa, it is an appraoch to building that makes use of the materals available and reduces the use of materials taht are not available locally, especially timber, which may be commonly used in other locations.

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