RWSN Discusses Water Point Mapping

RWSN is hosting two lively discussions about water point mapping (wpm), one on the RWSN LinkedIn group, and the other at the RWSN Dgroups space.   This blog provides a summary of the LinkedIn discussion. For those of you who are completely new to water point mapping, the next section gives a basic introduction  (adapted from Mobile Phones … Continue reading RWSN Discusses Water Point Mapping

Boreholes and trees – why drilling supervision matters

by Professor Richard Carter, Chair of RWSN [1] About 1 billion people in rural areas rely on boreholes (mostly fitted with handpumps) for their water supply. Another 300 million in small towns and cities get their domestic water from boreholes.[2] What is a borehole? Someone [3] once defined a tree as "a big plant with a … Continue reading Boreholes and trees – why drilling supervision matters