Welcome to the SUSDEV website

Adapted Engineering for Sustainable Development

Our aim is to develop approaches, techniques and technologies that are adapted and effective for improving the lives and livelihood of communities in low income countries.

We do so through targeted reseach that address issues of access to food, water and energy.

We are seeking to work with partners in-country for ensuring appropriateness and impact, aiming at enabling poor communities to improve their life conditions and prospects. This site also contains references and links to these partners, and we are very happy to post materials on their behalf too.

This site is hosted by Dr Dimitri Mignard from the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, who leads this nascent group.

 

"Enhanced Food Security and Afforestation through Novel Approaches to Irrigation"

For a very quick summary of what this project was about, please open this PDF file.

For more detail, read our news article here.

Dual Purpose Sorghum grown under SAP-supplemented vapour-fed irrigation in Lodwar, Turkana
Dual Purpose Sorghum grown under SAP-supplemented vapour-fed irrigation in Lodwar, Turkana
"Made-In-Kenya" prototype solar thermal desalinator
"Made-In-Kenya" prototype solar thermal desalinator
Reviewing the desalinator construction
Reviewing the desalinator construction