Appropriate Technology - be a successful AT in one location...

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Give an example of an “appropriate technology” that might be preferable in a specific developing country situation instead of the technology used to solve the same problem in the United States. An example of appropriate technology being used in developing countries would be implementing technology that will supply clean water and sanitation systems. Installing water pumps and a sewer systems are examples of appropriate technologies for developing countries. However, slow sand filters are popular and widely used around the world, however once the water is above a certain turbidity they quickly clog. Without being developed to meet local needs and conditions, what may
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Unformatted text preview: be a successful AT in one location is not necessarily in another. It may be that there is a sewer system already in place, but no actual working toilets, so a country that is still developing might have sewer pipes in place, but no toilets, just holes in the ground. Or, it could be that they have no sewer treatment plants to minimize the pollution of human waste. The technology used to solve the problem at hand would be using and implementing technology that is appropriate at that moment in time of need....
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