There are manuals available for the technologies in which the CCAP SMART Centre trains. The most recent manuals can be accessed through the website of the Jacana SMART Centre in Chipata, Zambia and the website of the SMART Centre Group. Specific manuals can also be requested through


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Newsletter November 2019

January 2021

Reviewing 2020 | James’ Return Training YEP | Handwashing Video | A Goobye Message from Johan

June 2020

Corona in Malawi: We Need Your Help

March 2020

Business Training | YEP Update | Self-supply Course | Hans leaving the Centre | COVID-19

Newsletter November 2019

November 2019

New certificates | Joining forces with EMAS | Faith & Water trainings | Update on subsidized wells

August 2019

A new approach | James joining YEP | Connect with the Centre | ifferent opening times

June 2019

Holidays and a new writer | Renewal of certificates | Apron training | 1,5 months to go | Interview with James Shaba

March 2019

New year, new chances | Presentation of SMART Symposium available | Safe Water for All in Malawi | New colleague: Johan Winnubst | Interview with Mr. Chimaliro

December 2018

We are busy | Open Day | Faith & Water | Do you make any profit (2) | SMART Symposium | Interview with Peter Kayira

September 2018

12 newly trained Area Mechanics | Certified entrepreneurs | Announcement: SMART Symposium | Interview with Aaron Msiska

June 2018

Doing what we want to do | Do you make any profit? | Interview with Patience Gondwe

April 2018

Meetings | Mzuzu Drill Training | Interview with James Mhango and Andrew Kamanga

January 2018

Introduction | Safety First | Interview with Reinier Veldman

Papers and reports

As part of building track record and gathering evidence for the SMART approach several publications have been published in the past years. Some can be accessed through the SMART Centre Group website. Others can be accessed through the links below.

SMART Symposium Report

CCAP SMART Centre, 2018

Acceptability of Rope pump technology as a water supply option in Rural and Peri-Urban areas of Malawi

James Mhango, Andrew Kamanga and Reinier Veldman, WEDC, 2018

Assessment of the functionality of Rope pumps for sustainable water supply in rural areas of Malawi

James Mhango, Andrew Kamanga and Reinier Veldman, WEDC, 2018

The introduction of a water filter in rural Malawi: An analysis of changing drinking water practices

Christel de Bruijn, MSc-thesis, 2018

Evaluation of Rope pumps as sustainable water supply option in rural and peri-urban areas of Malawi

James Mhango and Andrew Kamanga, SMART Centre, 2017

Livuwu Follow-up survey report for: Household Water Treatment and Safe storage (HWTS) Pilot Project in Nkhata Bay North

Danielle Curtis and Shaifali Prajapati, SMART Centre, 2017

Household Water Filters for Emergencies: An experience with Siphon filters after the floods in Malawi

Reinier Veldman and Jim McGill, RWSN, 2016 (Poster)

A market-based approach to scale up sustainable rural water supply: experiences from Tanzania

Annemarieke Maltha and Reinier Veldman, WEDC, 2016

Tulip Household Water Filter, “Try & Buy” Concept

Ferry Akbar Buchanan and Rachel Molloy, SMART Centre, 2016

An evaluation of user adherence and perceptions of ceramic water filters in response to the 2015 Malawi flood

Kirsten Fagerli, SMART Centre, 2015

Improving Self-supply water sources as a key to reach the water related SDG

Henk Holtslag and Jim McGill, WEDC, 2015

The Tube recharge: Rainwater storage at a cost of 1 US$ per cubic meter

Henk Holtslag and Jim McGill, WEDC, 2015

Smart Water Solutions: Innovative low-cost and locally produced water technologies that reduce cost of rural communal supply and increase options for Self-supply.

Reinier Veldman, Henk Holtslag and Jim McGill, Waternet, 2015 (Poster)

Safe water in flooded areas with low-cost water filters: an experience with Siphon filters after the floods in Malawi.

Reinier Veldman, Kirsten Fagerli, Henk Holtslag and Jim McGill, Waternet, 2015

The Tube recharge: an extreme low cost option for rainwater storage

Henk Holtslag and Reinier Veldman, SMART Centre, 2015

The impact of Rope pumps on household income in Mzuzu, Malawi

Robin Rosendahl, Bsc-thesis, 2014