Skip to main content

Pump it up!

When you don’t have clean water ‘on tap’ you need to pump it up from underground.

This video, presented by Ortis Deley, explains the science behind how a water pump works and why it is important to the lives of people in Bangladesh.

Installing water pumps which enable people to have access to clean water is a good example of Practical Action’s approach to development…working with communities to ensure access to the technology that is essential for life. For other examples of please also take a look at these videos:

Marvellous microbes Illustrating how microbes convert kitchen waste into bio-gas.
Beat the flood Investigating the properties of materials used to build a flood-proof house.

Pump it up!

Abstract: An educational video showing how water pumps are enabling people to have access to clean water in Bangladesh. Hosted by Otis Deley the video contains a mixture of animation and footage.

Get our email updates

Stay updated on the big issues and how our innovative work is helping people to tackled some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Sign up