Lorentz solar pumping workshop Dodoma

2nd & 3rd of March
Event Description


Venue:  Morena Hotel in Dodom

Trainer: Kai Reinecke – Channel Sales Manager (English-speaking Africa) – LORENTZ GMBH

Attendees:  Swaleh Hassan, Abbas Mhando.

Participants: 51 Engineers, Technicians, Regional & District Managers of RUWASA Dodoma region & NGO representatives from OIKOS, World Serve International.

Dates: 05/03/2020 – 06/03/2020

This training was designed to provide operational GO and NGO staff and associated organizations with the information on designing, building and operating sustainable water infrastructure using solar water pumping systems. The content was suitable for decision makers, municipal water service providers, engineers, capacity builders and fund raisers.

The event was held at Morena Hotel in Dodoma with an opportunity for hands on equipment testing and live solar pumping.

The content was a mixture of information sharing, workshop activities and practical demonstrations of what can be achieved.

The workshop and training session was appropriate for both community development and emergency relief focused staff.

The content included:

  • Different models for end to end water networks
  • Water dispenser technology and uses
  • How solar pumps and hybrid power pumps can deliver water while keeping operational costs to a minimum
  • Monitoring and management of water networks, including operational management and management of water resources
  • How technology can help effective revenue collection (monetizing) of water delivery
  • Hands on practical demonstrations of technology
  • Hand pumps vs solar pumps


Day 1 - 02.03.2020

  1. Welcome, Statement of Goals and Objectives of the Training Session Solar & Pumping Technology Basics
  2. Experience to Date and Rationale for the use of Solar Systems Solar Pump Operators Manual
  3. Live Demonstration of solar pumping and water dispensing technology

Day 2 - 03.03.2020

  1. Solar pump system design using COMPASS software
  2. Hybrid Power for municipal-type services
  3. Remote monitoring for resource and asset management
  4. Solar dispensers for sustainable management of water supply schemes
  5. Lorentz Products - the Evolution of Solar Solutions
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