10 Cases of Appropriate Technology 

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The Hippo Roller is frequently cited as an example of Appropriate Technology (AP), as is the case in this article. According to Wikipedia AP is “an ideological movement encompassing technological choice and application that is small-scale, decentralized, labor-intensive, energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and locally autonomous.”  It’s worth quoting the full description of the Hippo Roller in this article: “In some African …

This is an excellent article using the Hippo Water Roller as an example to define innovation

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The idea of a “water roller” is not “new.” But, the introduction of the Hippo Water Roller is an innovation that is changing the lives of women fetching water in Africa. “I haven’t used the term “gobsmacked” in quite a while. After seven African safaris, I was gobsmacked by the Hippo Water Roller and the elegant simplicity of a practical …

Don’t Invent – Innovate: The Art of Resolving Human Need

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As a customer experience consultant, I am often tasked with helping businesses identify the high-value human needs for which people, process, or technology innovations can be crafted. One of my favorite examples of a high-value innovation is the Hippo Water Roller. Invention is the creation of something new and innovation is creating a new solution that addresses a human need. Innovation requires an effort …

SA Government to invest in Hippo Water Rollers and other innovative solutions as part of its drought mitigating strategies in 2016-2017

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In her 2016/2017 budget speech on 11 May 2016, Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) announced detailed plans to aid municipalities unable to cope with the current drought or to meet the service delivery requirements of their communities. The drought mitigating strategies of DWS include new campaigns such as Drop a Block (save water …

Le gouvernement d’Afrique du Sud sur le point d’investir dans des Hippo Water Rollers et d’autres solutions innovantes dans le cadre de sa stratégie d’atténuation de la sécheresse en 2016-2017

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Lors de son discours sur le budget 2016-2017 le 11 mai 2016, la ministre adjointe Pamela Tshwete du département de l’eau et de l’assainissement (DWS) a annoncé la mise en œuvre de plans détaillés destinés à venir en aide aux municipalités inaptes à gérer la sécheresse actuelle ou à satisfaire les exigences en matière de prestation de services de leurs communautés. La …