This is a guest RWSN blog by Justine Haag and Marian Ryan of the Water Integrity Network. Integrity risks can be high in professional borehole drilling projects, particularly the risk of corruption, but too often such risks are brushed over or not even acknowledged. Some of these risks have been discussed in previous blog posts. This … Continue reading Integrity risks in professional borehole drilling: preventing corruption paves the way to sustainable infrastructure
Adrian Healy reports on the findings of research undertaken in Lagos on the proliferation of domestic boreholes. This article was originally published in GeoDrilling International, and can be read here. The conventional model of urban development focuses on centralised water service provision, where the state ensures a supply of water through storage and treatment plants … Continue reading The rise of the off-grid city?
It was 21 years ago that I was first confronted with manual drilling. I had just started my PhD research at Cranfield University. The idea was to develop a human operated rig that could break through harder (laterite) formation, test it in an African country, and have it adopted by the private sector… in three … Continue reading An opportunity to reflect on manual drilling – UNESCO Seminar in Madrid, 2019
This is a guest blog by Justine Olweny, a Ugandan WASH entrepreneur and resource centre founder. You can find out more about his activities here. “YOT KOM LONYO” (meaning “Health is wealth”) is a WaSH campaign radio program talk show conducted every Thursday from 16:00–17:00 hours East African Time. It encourages the involvement of local entrepreneurs, … Continue reading How a radio talk show is promoting WaSH in Northern Uganda