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Wells Construction Hand Dug and Hand Drilled

Downloads: 480


Author: BRUSH, R. E.
Year of Publishing: 1979
Publisher: Peace Corps
Institution: Information Collection & Exchange

This manual is for development works involved in the construction of wells to supply water to a local population for personal consumption. It has been designed to help field workers with little or no construction experience to assist communities in: planning and designing a well appropriate to the needs of the local population; assessing the advantages or disadvantages of locally available construction materials.

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

Well Digging A Guide to the Construction and Protection of Hand Dug Wells

Downloads: 593


Author: LAVER, S.
Year of Publishing: 1980
Publisher:
Institution: GTZ, Blair Research Laboratory

This book is written in a non-technical language and is tells the reader how to dig a shallow well, protect a shallow well and improve a traditional well.

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

Well Construction Manual

Downloads: 308


Author: LJSSS
Year of Publishing: 1987
Publisher: Sarvodaya Rural Technical Services
Institution: Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya

This manual is a hand tool for the villagers and the workers who are actually doing the job of digging wells.

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

Hand Augered Garden Wells

Downloads: 44


Author: NAUGLE, J.
Year of Publishing: 1991
Publisher: Lutheran World Relief
Institution:

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has worked with gardeners in Niger since 1978 and has constructed more than 3000 concrete wells. In 1987, LWR began looking for a technique that would allow wells to be constructed more rapidly and at a lower cost than the construction of concrete wells.

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

Upgraded Well Manual for Field Workers

Downloads: 341


Author: MORGAN, P.
Year of Publishing: 1995
Publisher: Mvuramanzi Trust
Institution:

This field manual brings together knowledge of the technique of upgrading simple shallow wells, a method ideally suited to the family homestead.

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

Hand dug Shallow Wells SERIES OF MANUALS ON DRINKING WATER SUPPLY - VOLUME 5

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Author: COLLINS, S.
Year of Publishing: 2000
Publisher: Skat
Institution:

This Manual, Volume 5 in the SKAT series on Rural Water Supply, deals with the planning, construction, management, operation and maintenance of handdug wells for water supply to communities in the South. It is intended to be used by planners, engineers and technicians in the Water Sector, with the aim of facilitating the decision on the type of technology to use in a given situation and, where relevant, to outline the implementation of that technology.
It is hoped that the manual will also be useful to those involved in village liaison work, in giving an idea of the technical aspects related to improving village water supplies.

Private Sector Participation in Low Cost Water Well Drilling in Uganda Knowledge and Research (KAR) Project R7126 FINAL REPORT

Downloads: 272


Author: CARTER, R. C.
Year of Publishing: 2001
Publisher: Cranfield University
Institution: Silsoe College

This report describes the activities, findings, implications, and future plans of a project, initiated by Cranfield University (Silsoe, UK) entitled “Private Sector Participation in Low Cost Water Well Drilling”. The project was funded by DFID from July 1998 to June 2001, with additional funding partners (Government of Uganda, DANIDA, SIDA, UNICEF, Water Aid, and an anonymous donor) joining at various stages throughout this
three-year period.

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

First International Rope Pump Policy Workshop Proceedings

Downloads: 55


Author: KEEN, J.
Year of Publishing: 2001
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This document reports the proceedings of the First International Rope Pump Policy Workshop held in Managua, Nicaragua from 14-19 May, 2001.

Iron & Manganese Removal: Simple methods for drinking water Working Papers on Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation - Vol. 1

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

This bulletin is written for engineers and technicians working in the field. It aims to give an introduction to the subject of iron and manganese in drinking water as well as showing possible methods for their removal. There is a focus on simple methods that can be applied in rural and periurban areas for water supplies that serve up to 25 000 consumers.

Community led Improvements of Rural Drinking Water Supplies Knowledge and Research Project (KAR) R 7128 FINAL REPORT

Downloads: 55


Author: SUTTON, S.
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: SWL Consultants
Institution: DFID

Knowledge and Research Project (KAR) R 7128 This report summarises the activities, results and future plans of a research project which was carried out in Zambia at the request of Department of Water Affairs, Ministry of Health and National WASHE.

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

Upgraded Family Wells in Zimbabwe Household Level Water Supplies for Multiple Uses

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Author: ROBINSON, O.
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: WSP/World Bank
Institution:

Most drinking-water programmes of governments, NGOs and external support agencies concentrate on public supplies, for domestic purposes only. In Zimbabwe, however, the long-established upgraded family well (UFW) programme has two particularly interesting features. Each household invests in and manages its own water supply without depending on the government for maintenance; the same water source is often used for both domestic and productive purposes, which can considerably increase the incomes of poor people.

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

Draft Review of the Household Arsenic Removal Technology Options

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Author: MUDGAL, A. K.
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: RWSN
Institution: Handpump Technology Network

Arsenic is widely distributed element in the earth’s crust and ranks twentieth in elemental presence. As a Group V element, arsenic exhibits a broad range of chemical reactivity and it is commercially used in alloys with lead. Arsenic in natural water has been reported from several countries including Bangladesh, China, Chile, Ghana, India, Nepal, Rumania, Taiwan, USA and Vietnam. In India, arsenic pollution is mostly of geological origin. However, ground water pollution of anthropogenic origin - due to industrial or mining waste - has been reported from Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Rajnandgaon in Madhya Pradesh.

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

Harvesting the Rain A construcction Manual for Cement Rainwater Jars and Tanks

Downloads: 50


Author: T.V. Luong
Year of Publishing: 2002
Publisher: UNICEF
Institution: UNICEF

The comprehensive manual was developed and published by UNICEF and gives a good overview of the construction process of the "Thai Jars", the large mortar jars which are very common in rural areas of Thailand and other parts of the world.

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

Preliminary Desk Study of Potential for Self Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa

Downloads: 83


Author: SUTTON, S.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: RWSN/WaterAid
Institution:

Most of those without access to improved water supply and sanitation (85%) live in rural areas. Typically, rural water supply strategies concentrate on communal supplies, for groups of 200 to 500 people, but many communities are widely scattered and population densities low. Every year thousands of householders and small groups invest in traditionally dug wells and scoopholes to provide convenient supplies which they manage and maintain themselves. Such sources number over 1 million in Africa alone. While many rural people value these sources for their convenience, taste, productive use, and especially the feeling of ownership, policymakers tend to regard them as a liability to be replaced, rather than improved or augmented.

Self Supply: A Fresh Approach to Water for Rural Populations

Downloads: 69


Author: SUTTON, S.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: RWSN, WSP, DFID
Institution:

Self supply is a demand-driven approach, built on the widespread desire of rural populations to invest in water solutions that directly benefit small groups or households. Research in Zambia has found widespread grassroots demand for small-scale water supply improvements, and has subsequently developed models by which communities could improve the quality of their supplies.

Technologies applied for drinking water treatment in rural communities The application of drip chlorination, tablet chlorinators, solar disinfection technology and ceramic filter in Honduras

Downloads: 609


Author: BRAND, A. P.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Institution:

This report documents some of the most appropriate technologies and methodologies for drinking water disinfection used by rural communities and families in Honduras, and presents the challenges they face in securing sustainable access to safe water.

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

Introductory Guide to Appropriate Solutions for Water and Sanitation

Downloads: 307


Author: HOLDEN, R. and SWANEPOEL, T.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: DWAF Dep. Of Water Affairs and Forest (South Africa)
Institution:

Introductory Guide to Appropriate Solutions for Water and Sanitation is Number 7.2 in the Toolkit for Water Services. This guideline is for use by municipalities and their service providers as an introduction to the range of appropriate solutions available for water supply and sanitation, and where and how these are suited to different situations.

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

Low-cost pump alternatives for rural communities in Honduras Meeting demand for access to safe drinking water

Downloads: 361


Author: BRAND, A. P.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)
Institution:

With financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the technical assistance of WSP-LAC, the Honduras Water and Sanitation Network carried out a field survey on pumps being used in Honduras directed at identifying successful options for replication.
The following report presents advantages and limitations of two types of low-cost pumps - the EMAS Flexi and the Rope Pump - used in several rural communities in Honduras, considering the users´perspectives.

Madagascar Rope Pump Specification First Edition 0 - 2004

Downloads: 321


Author: RANDRIANASOLO, A. and ERPF, K.
Year of Publishing: 2004
Publisher: Rural Water Supply Network
Institution: Skat

This manual provides a full specification and technical drawings of the Madagascar Rope Pump including:
- manufacturing processes and inspection
- requirements for compliance with international standards
- assembly and detail drawings
- parts list

Technology Transfer Newsletter April 2005

Downloads: 9


Author: BAUMANN, E.
Year of Publishing: 2005
Publisher: RWSN
Institution:

Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) grew out of the Handpump Technology Network (HTN) when the network broadened its mission from handpumps to focus on rural water supply. The three new flagship activities (drilling, sustainable handpumps and self-supply)

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