Concept Design

The concept design represents a suite of complementary water solutions that addresses water supply, quality and management as well as sanitation. It also represents an idea of a modular superblock housing arrangement, inspired by the Emu ku’emu concept. While the design arrangements and technologies presented below address several water issues within Katanga, each of them also bear an impact on overall affordability.


Click on the red dots in the illustrations to read a description and key benefits of each solution.


Figure 1. Water solutions at the household level



Figure 2. Modular superblock co-housing concept and related water solutions



Figure 3. Modular superblocks and wetland installations in central drainage channel


While these solutions have been developed with local implementation in mind, they are not solely limited to Katanga and could be used in any combination in similar contexts within Kampala and beyond.