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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Selection of Well Construction Methods

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

For the construction of safe groundwater points different well construction methods exist. Wells can be drilled with machines, drilled manually or dug by hand. Before selecting the most appropriate method, several criteria, such as geology, depth of aquifer, yield and location should be reviewed.

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Briefing Note #1: Artisan Associations

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Author: UNICEF
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution:

Promoting sustainable operation and maintenance of rural water and sanitation facilities in Zambia. An Artisan Association is a formal association of masons and APMs whose primary role is WASHE service provision at a local level in their catchment area. Existing masons and APMs in UNICEF-supported districts have been encouraged and mobilized to establish associations by the D-WASHEs in their districts.

Optimizing Intensified Runoff from Roads for Supplemental Irrigation: Tigray Region, Ethiopia UNESCO-IHE MSc Thesis

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Author: Teweldebrihan M. D.
Year of Publishing: 2014
Publisher: UNESCO-IHE
Institution:

From the UPGro Catalyst Project "Optimising Road Development for Groundwater Recharge and Retention"

This research has demonstrated that the road in the study area is having significant negative impact to the agricultural livelihoods, but that also it has a huge potential to be a key contributor to the enhancement of the livelihoods. The three major recommendations are :( 1) for the betterment of the impacts, it is suggested that Roads for water harvesting and multiple uses be mainstreamed in educational systems (2) There should be integration between relevant institutions and authorities (ERA, MoA as well as regional and zonal line offices) in making future road development plans. And (3) Awareness generation should be done to encourage farmers utilize the runoff from roads for productive purposes. Moreover, technical assistance and training's needs to be delivered at grass-root level.

An Assessment of Hand Drilling Potential in Upland and Lowland Malawi MSc Thesis Academic Year 2006/7

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Author: SUTTON, I.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: Cranfield University
Institution:

Hand drilling methods can offer low cost, rapid access to shallow, unconsolidated aquifers typically found in dambo environments (seasonally waterlogged African wetlands).
This thesis presents the findings from an evaluation of three hand drilling techniques (augering, percussion drilling, and borehole jetting) regarding to their suitability for groundwater supply in upland and lowland dambos in Malawi.

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Assessment of Groundwater Investigations and Borehole Drilling Capacity in Uganda

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Author: SLOOTS, R.
Year of Publishing: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: Ministry of Water and Environment, Republic of Uganda

The report describes the legislative and institutional framework of the sector. The Directorate of Water Resources Management regulates the water drilling in Uganda. The Directorate licenses the drilling contractors and issues permits for drilling and water abstraction, and collects data for the national groundwater database.

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Atelier international sur les chaînes de distribution des pompes à pédales Développement de chaînes de distribution par le secteur privé en milieu rural

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Author: SCHMID, R.
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: Skat Consulting
Institution:

Le présent rapport est un résumé des contributions, discussions et conclusions de "Atelier international sur les Chaînes de Distribution des Pompes à Pédales" qui s'est tenu du 18 au 24 octobre 2002 au Palais des Congrès de Niamey au Niger.

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