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Introduction of low cost borehole drilling

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:09 authored by Masauko Mthunzi
Access to potable and safe water is one of the basic needs, which is important for health, productivity and quality of life. Recognizing the importance of providing safe drinking water supply and improved sanitation, Concern Universal (CU) has been a leading NGO in Malawi in the water and sanitation sector, with an ambitious target of providing adequate domestic water and basic sanitation facilities to the rural communities of Malawi. CU promotes and advocates the need to introduce low cost and appropriate technology in the water and sanitation sector. Given the present coverage and technologies available, Malawi urgently needs to find a means of accelerating its populations’ access to clean safe water and adequate sanitation facilities. CU plays a role in identifying appropriate and low cost existing and new technologies in water and sanitation, such as alternative drilling methods.



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MTHUNZI, M., 1999. Introduction of low cost borehole drilling. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Integrated development for water supply and sanitation: Proceedings of the 25th WEDC International Conference, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 August-2 September 1999, pp.188-191.


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