Ndejje University opens water research and development center

Ndejje University opens water research and development center

Ndejje University, in partnership with the University of Rottenburg, German has opened a water research and development center to help the students and local community in rain water harvesting.

The center was officially disclosed on Tuesday in Luwero by the University vice chancellor, Eliab Lugujjo during   a short-term exchange programme for Baden-Wurttemberg- Stipendium University, German.

“The center’s activities will be to provide practical experiences to students and local communities in the area of irrigation, geographic information system (GIS), and water testing,” says Lugujjo.

According to Lugujjo the project will act as a teaching facility for the community to learn on how to harvest rain water for irrigation, solar irrigation and drinking water supply. 

“The center’s activities will be to provide practical experiences to students and local communities in the area of irrigation, geographic information system (GIS), and water testing,

“We are aware that they are people in the communities around the university who do not know some of these measures of how to collect water with the few water sources we have in place, therefore, this way, we shall engage them and sensitise them on issues to do with water storage, since we have partners like water AID And National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC),”he added.

Eight million people in Uganda do not have access to safe water, according to the 2015/16 report released by water Aid, an international organisation.

 

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