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EPA Grant Number: SU833905
Title: Development of an Economical and Sustainable Irrigation Ram Pump for Community Gardening in South Africa

Johns Hopkins University students are studying ways to improve and promote a locally designed (Alcock) ram pump as a solution to problems of irrigation in community vegetable gardens in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The study will provide a better understanding of the pumps capabilities, and explore design modifications toward improving their performance and manufacturability.

Challenge Area(s): Agriculture, Water

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