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Drilling Boreholes for Handpumps Working Paper 2 on Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation

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Author: WURZEL, P.
Year of Publishing: 2001
Publisher: Skat
Institution: RWSN

This booklet seeks to suggest ways in which funds can be better used for making safe water available to the poor by illustrating how drilling costs can be reduced without compromising water quality, water quantity, or the productive life of the borehole. These arguments are directed towards the rural water supply sector as a whole. Those directly addressed are primarily decision makers, government civil servants, planners and implementers of water projects who are not experts in drilling, as well as technical people, project leaders, technical aid personnel etc. This publication is neither a detailed drilling manual nor a methodology of drilling methods.

The author draws on his extensive experience as a member of the UNICEF Water and Environmental Sanitation community. He hopes that his views and proposals will be a catalyst for change, and that this contribution will stimulate interest in experimenting with ideas on low cost drilling of boreholes for handpumps.

Strengthening the Domestic Drilling Industry Lessons from the Mozambique

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Author: World Bank
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher:
Institution: WSP

Improving water supply in rural areas of Mozambique continues to be a major challenge. The highly dispersed rural population and difficult hydrogeology make even the most basic level of service--a borehole with a hand pump—accessible to only about half of the rural population. Even when basic access is available, 17.1 percent
of hand pumps are out of service at any one time, rising to nearly 30 percent in the Northern provinces.

With the support of the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), water drillers in Mozambique began tackling this challenge through the creation of the Mozambique Drilling Association (APM). As the first of its kind, the association introduced several key initiatives to boost the capacity of drillers and to strengthen their voice to the government. The purpose of this learning note is to share lessons learned from WSP’s support to APM and to highlight additional areas of growth and development for the association.

International Conference on Manual Irrigation Proceedings HTN Working Paper: WP 01/96

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Author: WISHART, G.
Year of Publishing: 1995
Publisher: RWSN (incl. HTN)
Institution: Skat

This document reports the proceedings of the International Conference on Manual Irrigation held September 4-8, 1995. The conference took place at the Toshali Sands Hotel in Puri, India and included field visits to manual irrigation sites in the state of Orissa.

Water Safety Planning for Small Communities Step-by-step risk management guidance for drinking-water supplies in small communities

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Author: WHO
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: World Health Organisation
Institution:

The WSP approach is designed to help a community manage health risks that could threaten its water supply. By following the WSP approach, community members identify and prioritize health risks and, where necessary, take steps, over time,to improve the safety of the water supply using available resources. WSPs are applicable for a range of scales and levels, and in different contexts. A WSP can be developed for all existing schemes, from point sources to piped systems, as well as for new supplies. In new schemes, it should be straightforward for the supporting agency to incorporate the WSP approach into initial community mobilization and project implementation.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Where does the water flow? Roads runoff, soil erosion, groundwater, livelihoods and poverty alleviation in Tigray, Ethiopia

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Author: Welle, K., R. Alba, J. Demenge, A. Addisu and K. Manjur
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Institute of Development Studies, University of Mekelle, Meta Meta Research
Institution:

The study is part of the UpGro project. Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro). Based on fieldwork conducted in 2014 in the semi‐arid region of Tigray, Ethiopia, this report explores the physical and socio‐economic impacts of road related surface and groundwater flows – and how people cope with and adapt to them. We argue that two distinctive objectives of improving road connectivity and improving water availability for irrigation – are linked and could be served by the same infrastructure, which we call multifunctional roads.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Handpump Specification for: Indus Pump, Kabul Pump, Pamir Pump (Revision 1-2006)

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Author: WAHIDULLAH, K. and K. ERPF
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

This RWSN Specification contains a full product definition for the Indus-, Kabul-, and Pamir Handpumps, including: Manufacturing processes and inspection, assembly and part drawings, part lists.

The Specification is intended to assist all users of the Indus-, Kabul- and Pamir Pumps, but is primarily aimed at purchasers, manufacturers and inspectors of these handpumps.

UPGro abstracts from 41st IAH Congress, Sep 2014

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Author: Various
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher:
Institution: IAH/UPGro

The abstracts below were submitted and presented at the 41st Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists in Marrakech (15-19 Sep). They draw on work funded through the UPGro programme.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Water Catchment Protection Handbook 1. Learning and Experience Sharing Series

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Author: VAN DER WAARDE, J. J., TEBONG MUSA, H. and ISCHER M.
Year of Publishing: 0000
Publisher: Helvetas
Institution:

This document describes a more or less standardised approach for the organisational and technical implementation of water catchment protection. This approach consists of 8 steps:
1: Preparation
2: Sensitisation of the population
3: Feasibility study
4: Water catchment protection plan
5: Land demarcation and ownership
6: Implementation water catchment protection
7: Operation and maintenance
8: Monitoring and evaluation

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Helvetas Cameroon Experiences in Catchment Protection Activities Assessment

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Author: VAN DER WAARDE, J. J.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Helvetas
Institution:

Helvetas Cameroon has been active for more than 10 years in water catchment protection in the North West Province. In this report a review is presented of the activities performed by Helvetas Cameroon in water catchment protection and the best practises are summarised. This was done by reviewing literature on water catchment protection and 6 field visits to sites where Helvetas Cameroon has been actively involved in water catchment protection.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Cartographie thématique des zones favorables aux techniques de captage et d?exhaure à faible coût

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Author: VAHARY SALAMA
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: Practica Foundation
Institution: USAID

This report maps out the favourable zones for manual drilling and low cost pumps in parts of Madagascar. The report outlines the drilling techniques (which cost between US$80 and US$ 250 per well); the pumps (Canzee and Rope Pumps costing US$ 40 to US$ 175) and provides a series of maps of hand drilling and pump potential in the regions of Amoro I Mania, Haute Masiatra, Antisinanana. Analanjirofo, Alaotramangoro, Vatovavy Fitovinany, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

UPGro Catalyst projects A synthesis and individual project activities and results

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Author: UPGro
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution:

This report summarises the contribution to groundwater knowledge of the 15 catalyst projects funded through the UPGro programme between 2013 and 2014, plus the The Africa Groundwater Atlas and Literature Archive.
The projects worked in 12 individual countries (see next page - some countries had more than one project), and three had an Africa-wide focus or component.
At the time of writing two of the 15 projects are still running (Velasquez-Orta and Colombo). The Groundwater Atlas project will also continue as a major archive of African groundwater information.

UPGro Consortium Kick-off meeting presentations London, 22 April 2015

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Author: UPGro
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher:
Institution:

The second phase of the 'Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor' (UPGro) was launched in London on 22 April 2015. These are the powerpoint presentations from the day.

Cartographier les zones favorables au forage manue

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

UNICEF, Practica et EntrepriseWorks/VITA ont développé une mallette pédagogique à l'intention des pays africains souhaitant s'engager dans la professionnalisation du secteur du forage manuel. Cette mallette pédagogique comprend des fiches et manuels techniques.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Case study on the impact of manual drilling for the construction of sustainable water points in Chad

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

This case study examines the impact of professional manual drilling operations on the problem of increasing the rate of delivery of improved water supply in Chad.
In Chad considerable numbers of manual wells are being drilled for private wells, and some are even being undertaken through sub-contracts for conventional wells.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

La profesionnalisation du forage manuel en Afrique

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

UNICEF, Practica et EntrepriseWorks/VITA ont développé une mallette pédagogique à l?intention des pays africains souhaitant s?engager dans la professionnalisation du secteur du forage manuel. Cette valise pédagogique comprend des fiches et manuels technique

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Les fondements du forage manuel en Afrique

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

UNICEF, Practica et EntrepriseWorks/VITA ont développé une mallette pédagogique à l’intention des pays africains souhaitant s’engager dans la professionnalisation du secteur du forage manuel. Cette mallette pédagogique comprend des fiches et manuels techniques, des éléments de plaidoyer, des cartographies des zones appropriées pour le forage manuel, des études de cas, et des manuels de formation et de mise en oeuvre.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Les techniques de forage manuel

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

UNICEF, Practica et EntrepriseWorks/VITA ont développé une mallette pédagogique à l'intention des pays africains souhaitant s'engager dans la professionnalisation du secteur du forage manuel. Cette mallette pédagogique comprend des fiches et manuels techniques.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Manual Drilling Techniques

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

When a borehole is drilled, different types of sediment and rock layers can be encountered. To drill through all these different layers a range of manual drilling techniques have been developed and are used around the globe. In each case the drilling technique must (a) break or cut the layers, (b) remove the cut material from the hole, and (c) if necessary provide support to the walls of the hole, to prevent collapse during drilling.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Mapping the potential for manual drilling

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

The potential for manual drilling is being mapped in 20 countries based on available data including hydrogeology, satellite images, and population density. This will provide a clear indication of the countries with the highest potential to benefit from this technique.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

Professionalising Manual Drilling

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Practica Foundation, EnterpriseWorks/VITA

The goal of this initiative is to develop a professional private manual drilling sector in at least 20 countries in Africa. Starting with an assessment of the potential for manual drilling to impact the MDGs and the development of the tools required for building the private sector capacity.

DISCLAIMER: This is a non-RWSN publication and endorsement by RWSN or any of its member organisations should not be inferred.

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