Hello all,

Meet the hand pump, a simple but extremely influential piece of technology. It’s unanimous adoption in the rural water supply sector is simultaneously the reason why millions have access to clean drinking water, and why others still don’t.

If you have 20 minutes, or if a rooster is keeping you up at night (fellow interns, this might be your go to), have a listen. I talk about my past experience here in southern Zambia with The SAM Project (https://www.thesamproject.ca/ ) and some of the challenges the rural water supply sector is having in achieving universal and sustainable access to drinking water.