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Hand pumps for water lifting
References and resources
Practical Action
Human- and Animal-Powered Water Lifters for Irrigation Technical Brief Practical Action
Handpumps Technology Note WaterAid
Maintaining Handpumps Technical Brief WEDC
VLOM pumps Technical Brief WEDC
How to Make a Rope-and-Washer Pump by Robert Lambert, Practical Action Publishing,
Rope Pump production and installation manual (2,5MB) Practica Foundation
Impact Of The Rope And Washer Pump In A Water And Sanitation Project, Rift Valley
Province, Kenya, Angharad Hughes, Stephen Burgess and Andrew Trevett
Linking Technology Choice with Operation and Maintenance, Chapter 4 Water Lifting Devices,
WHO, 2003
Smart Water Solutions: Examples of innovative low cost technologies for wells, pumps,
storage, irrigation and water treatment, Netherlands Water Partnership, 2006
Water Lifting, Drinking Water Supply Series, Volume 7, Erich Baumann, SKAT, 2000
Water Lifting Devices - A handbook Third Edition by Peter Fraenkel and Jeremy Thake,
Practical Action Publishing, 2006.
Water Lifting Devices, FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 43, PL Fraenkel, 1986
Water Pumping Devices - A Handbook 3rd Edition
by Peter Fraenkel & Jeremy Thake, Practical Action Publishing, 2006.
IRC International Water and Sanitation
P.O. Box 82327
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 70 3044000
Fax: +31 70 3044044
The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
(IRC) facilitates the sharing, promotion and use of
knowledge so that governments, professionals and
organisations can better support poor men, women
and children in developing countries to obtain water
and sanitation services they will use and maintain.
Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)
Netherlands Water Partnership
Postbus 82327
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel: 070 304 3700
Fax: 070 304 3737
An independent body set up by the
Dutch private and public sectors. They
nationally coordinate water activities
overseas and provide relevant
information regarding these activities.
Practica Foundation
Oosteind 47
3356 AB Papendrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: +31-786150125
The Practica Foundation aims to facilitate research,
development and commercial application of
technology in the field of water and energy in
developing countries. Technologies include:
Rope pump
Motorized rope pump
Volanta pump
Treadle pump
Vadianstrasse 42, CH-9000 St.Gallen, Switzerland
Tel: +41 71 228 54 54
Fax: +41 71 228 54 55
An independent resource centre and
consulting company. It is committed to
sustainable development in developing
countries and countries in transition.