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Manually Drilled Boreholes: Providing water in Nigeria’s Megacity of Lagos and beyond

Author
DANERT, K, ADEKILE, D and GESTI CANUTO, J

Year of Publishing
2014

Publisher
Skat Foundation

Institution
Skat Foundation


Description:

The Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) is continuing its work on cost-effective boreholes under its theme of Sustainable Groundwater Development. The network is supporting stakeholders to improve borehole drilling policies and practices. As part of this effort, UNICEF and Skat Foundation are collaborating on manual drilling in Africa. The 2012 to 2014 collaboration documented and facilitated exchange on the introduction and professionalization of manual drilling in more than 20 countries.

This report is about the role played by manually drilled boreholes in meeting water needs in Lagos city, Lagos State and more widely in Nigeria. By examining Nigeria, the report draws out key lessons for those who are promoting, or trying to regulate manual drilling in other countries. It is hoped that this report, and the accompanying photo/video documentary and blogs will trigger action to better support manual drilling efforts in Lagos, in Nigeria and in other countries.


Bibliographical Information:

DANERT, K, ADEKILE, D and GESTI CANUTO, J (2014) Manually Drilled Boreholes: Providing water in Nigeria’s Megacity of Lagos and beyond. , Skat Foundation , Skat Foundation


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» Photo/Film Documentary: Manually Drilled Boreholes: Providing water in Nigeria's Megacity of Lagos and beyond

Manual drilling plays an important role for domestic water supply in Lagos city, Lagos State and more widely in Nigeria. This short documentary presents the status quo of manual drilling in Lagos, and Nigeria, with key lessons for those who are promoting, or trying to regulate it. The documentary should trigger discussion and catalyse action to better support manual drilling efforts in Lagos, in Nigeria and in other countries.


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