Where do you throw your dirt?

So I'm in Monrovia this week running a 4 day writing course for twenty staff from across a dozen ministries and government organisations who will be working together to produce the 2014 Sector Performance Report (SPR).  Today we did some fieldwork - the group split into three and each visited a community in or near … Continue reading Where do you throw your dirt?

World Water Day – Is the Hand-pump dead?

In this short blog series on the successes of India Mark II, Afridev and Bush Pumps, however the challenges and set-backs that were encountered by these designs shouldn't be discounted. Nor should it be overlooked that there are also successful proprietary designs, and self supply options like the EMAS Pump and the Rope Pump. However … Continue reading World Water Day – Is the Hand-pump dead?

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Afridev

1980 to 1990 was the International Decade of Water Supply and Sanitation and the greatest hand-pump project began. In the new publication "How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies" from RWSN, Erich Baumann explains how three handpumps, the India Mark II, the Afridev, and the Zimbabwe Bush Pump were developed and Sean Furey explores what … Continue reading How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the Afridev

How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II

1974: UNICEF reviewed their water supply programme in India. The results were shocking: of the tens of thousands of wells drilled over the previous seven years, 75% were not supplying water. In the new publication "How Three Handpumps Revolutionised Rural Water Supplies" from RWSN, Erich Baumann explains how three handpumps, the India Mark II, the … Continue reading How three handpumps revolutionised Rural Water Supplies: the India Mark II