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A Brief History of Hand Drilled Wells in Niger Only the beginning

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

This field note describes the history of hand drilling and water-lifting techniques introduced in Niger over 30 years and now firmly in the hands of local enterprises, farmers and water users. Recommendations for the way forward are included.

A Brief Review of Groundwater for Rural Water Supply in sub-Saharan Africa Technical Report

Downloads: 534


Author: MACDONALD, A., and J. DAVIES
Year of Publishing: 2000
Publisher: British Geological Survey
Institution: DFID, NERC

Groundwater has proved the most reliable resource for meeting rural water demand in sub-Saharan Africa. There are four main hydrogeological environments in SSA. Each of these broad categories requires different methods for finding and abstracting groundwater.

A Community Resource Book for the Water and Sanitation Sector

Downloads: 550


Author: DWD
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: Ministry of Water and Environment, Republic of Uganda
Institution: Directorate of Water Development

This Community Resource Book has been prepared to provide communities, and especially any active person or group within communities (e.g. Water User Groups), with good knowledge in matters concerning the planning for, management and maintenance of water supply and sanitation facilities. The Book also provides guidance on how to improve the hygiene and sanitation practices at community and household level. In addition it outlines the roles and responsibilities of the respective communities, its leaders as well as key bodies and institutions that are involved in the process of implementing, rehabilitating and maintaining rural water and sanitation activities.

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

A Comparative Study on Water Well Drilling Costs in Kenya

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Author: DOYEN, J.
Year of Publishing: 2003
Publisher: UNDP-World Bank
Institution:

This paper presents the main findings of a comparative study on water well drilling costs in Kenya. It outlines the main factors influencing the costs per unit in various geological environments. The study focused primarily on cost factors that can be influenced by geological investigations, well design and construction supervision.

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

Afridev: Guidelines for Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Afridev Handpump (Revision 1-2000)

Downloads: 108


Author: PRAKASH, G. & ERPF K.
Year of Publishing: 2000
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat / SGS India Ltd.

These Guidelines cover various aspects of QC and QA of the Afridev Handpump. The target group includes manufacturers, inspection agencies and purchasers.

Afridev: Handpump Specification (Revision 5-2007)

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Author: BAUMANN, E. & KEEN, J.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This manual provides detailed specifications and design drawings for the AFRIDEV handpump. The AFRIDEV Deep-well handpump is designed to lift water from depths of 10m to 45m. The AFRIDEV is suitable for boreholes with casing sizes of nominal 100mm, 115mm, 127mm or 150mm internal diameter (4", 4.5", 5" and 6").

The Specification results from work carried out by the UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program in partnership with handpump fieldworkers and development organisations in many countries.

Since the issue of the first AFRIDEV Specification in 1989, the AFRIDEV has become the deepwell VLOM handpump of choice in an increasing number of countries in Africa and Asia.

Afridev: Handpump Specification: Injection Moulding Manual (Revision 1-1999)

Downloads: 136


Author: KEEN, J. & ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 1999
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This Afridev Injection Moulding Manual conrains technical information needed to carry out the manufacture of injection moulded components for the Afridev Deepwell Handpump.

It is intended for companies planning, or carrying out, the production of Afridev bearing bushes, plunger/footvalves and footvalve receivers.

The manual covers material requirements, tooling, processing, testing and quality control. The information included is based on experience by Skat-RWSN over several years working with moulding manufacturers in Africa and Asia.

Afridev: Handpump with Bottom Support System (Revision 1-2008)

Downloads: 180


Author: ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

The bottom support system is a technique for improving reliability of PVC rising mains in deep handpump installations (45 to 100m).

This document provides illustrated technical details of the latest developments of the Bottom Support System

Afridev: Installation and Maintenance Manual for the Afridev Handpump (Revision 2-2007)

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Author: ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 2007
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This manual has been prepared to cover installation and maintenance aspects of the Afridev Handpump.

This document results from several years of work carried out by Water & Sanitation Program (WSP) in partnership with Skat – RWSN (formerly HTN), NGO’s, handpump field workers and the private sector in several countries.

The experience gained in recent years has been incorporated into this Specification. This Manual is intended to assist all users of the Afridev Handpump, especially to give a guideline for the installation procedure and also for preventive maintenance. Suggestions for improvements and requests for further information are welcome, and should be sent to Skat

Afridev: 3-D CAD Files

Downloads: 294


Author: FREEMAN, J.
Year of Publishing: 2013
Publisher:
Institution:

This zip file contains shape files for the Afridev handpump. To view the files you will need extract the files using WinZip, or similar, and "SolidWorks e-drawings Viewer" which can be downloaded for free from: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/free-cad-software-downloads.htm

To manipulate the files you will need commercial CAD software.

Any use or modification of these files should first get the permission from the author: James Freeman (contact via the RWSN Secretariat) and should credit him.

The user assumes responsibility for geometric accuracy and neither the author nor RWSN guarantee this work. Please see the ReadMe file in the package for the full details and disclaimer.

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

Afridev: Carta Manuntenção das Bombas Manual Afridev

Downloads: 240


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

Carta Manuntenção das Bombas Manual Afridev

Afridev: Carte de Maintenance pour le Pompe Manuel Afridev

Downloads: 82


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

Carte de Maintenance pour le Pompe Manuel Afridev

Afridev: Guidelines for Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Afridev Handpump (Revision 2-2008)

Downloads: 166


Author: PRAKASH, G. & ERPF K.
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat / SGS India Ltd.

The Afridev Handpump is produced in several developing countries. The quality, however, varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. While most of the quality related problems can be attributed to lack of internal quality control mechanism at the factory level, others can be attributed either to inadequate procurement procedures or insufficient understanding of the quality assurance requirements by inspection agencies.

Afridev: Handpump Maintenance Card

Downloads: 254


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

Maintenance Card for Weekly, Monthly and Yearly Checks (Revision 1-2009)

Afridev: Maintenance interventions for the Afridev Handpump

Downloads: 49


Author: RWSN
Year of Publishing: 2008
Publisher: Skat
Institution:

Presentation on the weekly, monthly and yearly checks as well as checking of wearing parts and reinstallation of plunger and footvalve for the Afridev Pump. Presentation made by SKAT at the Capacity Building Workshop in Huambo, Angola (April 2009).

Afridev: Moulds for Afridev Rubber Components (Technical Drawings) (First Edition 2003)

Downloads: 189


Author: ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 2003
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This manual contains the complete Mould drawings of all Rubber Components used for the Afridev Handpump. This manual is intended to assist manufacturers of Afridev Handpumps, especially those who are planning to start with handpump production. The drawings in this manual are designed as single cavity moulds, however, the exact cavity dimensions can be sued for Multiple Cavity Moulds too.

Afridev: Packaging Guidelines for Afridev (First Edition 1992)

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Author: MUDGAL, A. K., & KUMAR, S.
Year of Publishing: 1992
Publisher: Skat
Institution: Skat/UNDP/WSP

This manual results from a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Packaging, Bombay, for the UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program's Regional Water and Sanitation Group, South Asia. The Manual will be useful for manufacturers and other organisations involved in packing or transporting the Afridev pump.

Afridev: Pompe manuelle Afridev - Manuel d'installation et d'entretie (First Edition 1995)

Downloads: 128


Author: FONESEKA, J., MUDGAL, M. A. K., BAUMANN, E., DIA-NDIAYE, C.
Year of Publishing: 1995
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat / SGS India Ltd.

Ce document a pour but de couvrir les différents aspects de l’installation et de l’entretien de la pompe manuelle Afridev. Il est le fruit de plusieurs années de travail effectué par UNDP/World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme en collaboration
avec SKAT, des ONG et le personnel sur le terrain dans différents pays.
Les suggestions éventuelles en vue d’amélioration, ainsi que les demandes d’informations plus détaillées sont les bienvenues, et peuvent être adressées à SKAT à l’adresse ci-dessous

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.

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

An Evaluation of the BluePump in Kenya and Gambia

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Author: Foster, T. & McSorely, B.
Year of Publishing: 2016
Publisher: University of Technology Sydney & Oxfam
Institution: Institute for Sustainable Futures

This report presents the results of an evaluation of the Fairwater BluePump, an emerging rural water supply technology in sub-Saharan Africa. Claims about the BluePump’s durability and minimal maintenance requirements have provoked significant interest within the rural water sector. This evaluation set out to assess the suitability of the BluePump as a rural water supply technology, taking into account its operational performance, the experiences of water users, the views of local stakeholders, and the broader contextual factors that impinge upon its sustainability.

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