How was it for you?

Watch in the sand

As the RECIRCULATE project comes to the end of its 4.5 year funded period, we asked those who joined us for the most recent PARTICIPATE webinar, “How has the project has impacted you?”. Hajara Tanko (Director, Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Nigeria) “My visit to Lancaster University during the Residency programme gave me insight […]

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Thank you for PARTICIPATING!

Last week we saw the conclusion of the PARTICIPATE with RECIRCULATE series, with our International Impact Webinar: Enterprise. The webinar was held 24th March 2022 and explored the opportunities for entrepreneurs and professionals from RECIRCULATE research. The webinar also served as a celebration of the RECIRCULATE Project – with partners, former residents and members of […]

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Connecting the unconnected

  Informal toilets and a safe circular water economy International Symposium, Lancaster University, 28-29 March 2022 A venue for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between researchers, practitioners and policy makers concerned with ‘sanitation for water and health’ – for the benefit of informal urban dwellers.   Background For most informal dwellers, water is unaffordable, […]

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What is a poor sanitation hotspot and why do we care?

RECIRCULATE’s Water for Sanitation and Health team have been identifying, mapping and performing observations of ‘poor sanitation hotspots’ to better understand the processes that create them. By ‘poor sanitation hotspots’ we mean areas of the community that have particularly unsanitary conditions, or that are prone to extra stresses that mean the cleanliness of the environment […]

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How we try to answer the question ‘How clean is that drinking water?’

A central concern of the RECIRCULATE Water for Sanitation and Health Work Package (WP2) is how best to reduce faecal contamination of drinking water. To determine whether water is contaminated, Research and Technical Officers from the Water Research Institute (CSIR-WRI), which is part of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, conduct tests of the […]

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Back to school in Ghana

The Integrated Biodigester (IBD) at Umar Bun Hatab Islamic Basic School at Madina Zongo has been operating since September 2021, the project began in 2019 and has now been successfully completed. This January saw the commissioning and handing over ceremony of the plant by CSIR, Lancaster University and other partners. CSIR-IIR Director Dr Francis Boateng […]

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Through November 2021 members of our project have been involved with activities taking place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) held at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate […]

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RECIRCULATE Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2021

The RECIRCULATE/ACTUATE Annual Meeting for 2021 was held over 3 days in late September 2021. The Annual Meeting, originally intended to be hosted by the University of Benin in Nigeria, had a different format to both the 2019 and 2020 meetings, with 2019 being a completely face-to-face meeting and 2020 being completely online. The 2021 meeting had a hybrid format, with 3 venues for each […]

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Director promotes GCRF projects

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Prof. Kirk Semple, Director of RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE, was invited to take part in BIO Africa Digital Convention 2021 on 23rd-24th August. This year`s theme was Advancing Africa’s Biomanufacturing Value Chains Through Innovation and expressed the need for the African continent to manufacture its own biotechnology products rather than depend on other developed countries. This urgency […]

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