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Hand Drilling Newsletter Volume 2

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Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

Newsletter of the RWSN Hand Drilling Cluster Group - Volume 2 (July 2007) Linking stakeholders and sharing experiences on hand drilling approaches and technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. Special feature of the hand drilling "experts" workshop in Niger in June 2007.

Hand Drilling Newsletter Volume 3

Downloads: 13


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

RWSN Hand Drilling Cluster Group Newsletter - Volume 3 (October 2007)
Linking stakeholders and sharing experiences on hand drilling approaches and technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

This issue provides an update on activities in Tanzania, Madagascar and Ethiopia as well as the expansion of Water for All's work.

Hand Drilling Newsletter Volume 4

Downloads: 12


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

Linking stakeholders and sharing experiences on hand drilling approaches and technologies in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
This edition brings you an update from UNICEF-funded work in Niger for domestic wells, and some insights into the benefits of accessible water for productive use in Nicaragua.

Hand Drilling Newsletter Volume 5 (2009)

Downloads: 33


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

Linking stakeholders and sharing experiences on hand drilling technologies and appoaches throughout the world. Following a rather long break, we are delighted to be able to produce the hand drilling cluster group newsletter once again.

Niger - RWSN Focus Country Report 1 Report for Water and Sanitation Programme

Downloads: 37


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat, WSP

This report summarises the findings of a 16-day country visit to Niger by the CEB flagship coordinator. It includes a visit report; report on hand drilling potential in Niger and more widely in sub-Saharan Africa; and draft workplan for the hand drilling cluster group.

Une brève histoire des puits forés à la main au Niger

Downloads: 109


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2006
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: RWSN/WSP

La présente note brosse l?histoire des techniques de forage à la main et de pompage d?eau introduites au Niger au cours des trente dernières années et que les entreprises locales, les agriculteurs et les ménages ont désormais bien en main.

Learning from UNICEF’s Experiences of Water Well Drilling Code of Practice for Cost-Effective Boreholes

Downloads: 194


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2009
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat/UNICEF

This paper reviews experiences from the history of UNICEF’s involvement in water well drilling and draws out lessons on how to improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Borehole provision. It has built on the work of numerous professionals within UNICEF, who have been committed to improving the cost-effectiveness of water well provision over the years. The author undertook interviews and held group discussions with over 70 stakeholders and reviewed numerous UNICEF reports as well as the Supply Division procurement database.

Northern Bahr el Ghazal State Framework and Implementation Programme for Operation and Maintenance of Water Supplies A Politically Enabled Public Private Partnership

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Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Skat
Institution: SDC

Please note that a new Framework and Handbook for the State was published in March 2015 - see link below.

Northern Bahr el Ghazal faces a major challenge to ensure sustainable water services to rural and urban communities. In the past Unicef’s regular supply of spare parts helped to keep the number of broken down hand pumps to a relatively low level (officially around 10%). With no more free spare parts from Unicef the number of non functioning hand pumps could increase dramatically. This first framework provides a basis for turning a potential crisis into an opportunity. Its success will need a major shift in both policy and practice for operating and maintaining hand pumps and require state politicians and public services, private sector and community actors to each play their role.
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Sustainable Groundwater Development in Africa: More than Engineering Keynote for Oklahoma University WaTER Conference 2015

Downloads: 104


Author: DANERT, K.
Year of Publishing: 2015
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

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

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Author: DANERT, K, ADEKILE, D and GESTI CANUTO, J
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

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.

Cost-Effective Boreholes in Sierra Leone (Report 1) - Workshop in July 2013

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Author: DANERT, K, ADEKILE, D & THOMAS, M
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

A one and a half day workshop (4th/5th July 2013) on cost-Effective Boreholes in Sierra Leone (attended by 40 partcipants from throughout the country) was designed to:
- Raise awareness and understanding of groundwater;
- Take the first steps towards developing a code of practice for cost-effective boreholes
- Enable discussion on governance issues, particularly with respect to roles and responsibilities and procedures followed.
- Explore the linkages between the “cost-effective boreholes project” and other initiatives in the country

Professionalising Manual Drilling: Uganda A country summary

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Author: DANERT, K, & CARPENTER, J
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

In the 1980’s and early 1990’s manual drilling in Uganda meant hand augering, using the Vonder rig. It was popular and successful. However, its limited technical capability (i.e. inability to drill laterite) coupled with privatisation, inadequate supervision and competition from small machine rigs meant that it became less popular and had fallen out of use by the late 1990’s. Since then, other improved manual drilling techniques have been introduced by various organisations. None of these have managed to move much beyond testing or piloting. The most encouraging manual drilling initiative today is the training of enterprises in Gulu in a project financed by World Vision. However it is still too early to see whether there will be widespread uptake.

GROUNDWATER MATTERS: DRINKING WATER FOR RURAL PEOPLE Four week E-discussion from 10th September 2012

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Author: DANERT, K and FUREY, S
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher:
Institution: Skat Foundation

Stimulating discussion, exchange and building up a trusted network of groundwater development professionals is one of RWSN’s aims. This is the basis for the E-discussion that ran for 4 weeks from the 10th September 2012 on the sustainable groundwater development community of DGroups (currently comprises over 200 members). More details, including the questions posed are given in Annex 1.
This report summarises over 100 inputs made by 46 members from 22 countries. The purpose of this report is three-fold:
1. The tremendous knowledge and experiences shared by the members of the community during the 2012 Sustainable Groundwater Development e-discussion is synthesised.
2. Key issues and recommendations raised in the discussion are clearly formulated.
3. Stakeholders, with the mandate and means to actively improve sustainable groundwater development are called to action to address the issues raised.

Tapping Treasure: Cost-Effective Boreholes in Sierra Leone - Project Report 4 March 2014

Downloads: 223


Author: DANERT, K and ADELILE, D
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

The eight-month cost-effective boreholes project funded by the Department of International Development through the WASH Facility of Sierra Leone ended in February 2014. The project completed on a high note, with a short course on drilling supervision which was attended by 21 stakeholders from Government and NGOs. The practical, hands on nature of the course was particularly appreciated by those who participated. For many who attended, it was their first time to actually witness borehole drilling in practice. Some participants had already been in the role of drilling supervisor before, but most of them had not been sure of how to undertake this job in a professional manner. The exposure was important not only for those who may actually undertake borehole drilling supervision in the future, but also for the senior staff who will be responsible for managing projects and supporting drilling supervisors in the future.

Tapping Treasure: Cost-effective boreholes in Sierra Leone Inception Report

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Author: DANERT, K & ADEKILE, D
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Skat Foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

The National Water and Sanitation Policy (2010), objective 3.1.4 is to “have systematic and sustainable development and use of groundwater resources”. This includes the development and dissemination of procedures and guidelines governing groundwater development and management. Sierra Leone has considerable untapped potential for borehole drilling. This report summarises the findings from an inception visit in early 2013.

Tapping Treasure: Cost-Effective Boreholes in Sierra Leone Project Report 2 (Aug 2013)

Downloads: 180


Author: DANERT, K & ADEKILE, D
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: Skat foundation
Institution: Skat Foundation

Borehole drilling is relatively underdeveloped in Sierra Leone compared to other countries in West Africa despite its potential. An eight-month project “Tapping Treasure: Cost-effective boreholes in Sierra Leone” supports: (i) government and NGOs to develop their capacity to manage borehole drilling and (ii) drillers to manage risks. The project will contribute to increasing the demand for boreholes, reducing the cost of drilling and improving construction quality. This is the second report of the project.

Professionalising Manual Drilling Survey of Manual Drilling Experiences - May 2013

Downloads: 357


Author: DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Skat

An online survey was launched on the 14th February 2013 in order to develop an understanding of current experiences of manual drilling from around the world. This document summarises the responses for those who participated.

A total of 50 people from 40 different organisations, working in over 25 countries responded to the survey. Manually drilled wells provide water for drinking, as well as agriculture in at least 23 countries. The survey showed that there is considerable scope for sharing and learning both within and between countries.

Webinar 2012 (UNICEF-RWSN ) on Cost Effective Boreholes December 2012

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Author: DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher:
Institution: RWSN-UNICEF

A webinar was held on the 11th December, hosted by UNICEF, on the topic of “Groundwater Matters: Drinking Water for Rural People”. After an introduction by Dr Cecilia Scharp of UNICEF, the audience were invited to ask questions to a panel comprising Mr John Chilton (International Association of Hydrogeologist), Dr Peter Harvey (UNICEF, East and Southern Africa), Dr Alice Aureli (UNESCO) and Mr Thato Setloboko (Government of Botswana), moderated by Dr Kerstin Danert.

You can view the recording of the webinar here: https://unicef200.webex.com/unicef200/ldr.php?AT=pb&SP=MC&rID=117842737&rKey=c03106a292416a2e

Experiences and Ideas from RWSN’s Sustainable Groundwater Community 2013 What are we talking about?

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Author: DANERT, K
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: RWSN

The RWSN’s Sustainable Groundwater Development community (http://next.dgroups.org/rwsn/groundwater) comprises over 500 members from 69 countries. There has been vibrant exchange and debates on topics such as national groundwater policies, gravel packing, drilling technologies, the life of a handpump and many more. This synthesis pulls together the many ideas, opinions, experiences and suggestions from the online community and makes recommendations for a collaborative way forward.

Cálculo de Custos e Preço: Guião para Empresas de Furos de Água RWSN Publication No 2012-3

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Author: DANERT K., LUUTU, A., CARTER, R. and A. OLSCHEWSKI
Year of Publishing: 2012
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Esta nota de campo foi feita para empresas de perfuração de furos de água assim como agências que gerem, ou estão envol-vidas em projectos de perfuração. Usando uma abordagem cuidada, esta dá orientações claras de como são feitas as esti-mativas de custo e preço dos furos de água perfurados.

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