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Low technology drilling methododogy (LTDM)
conference contributionposted on 2018-02-12, 15:07 authored by Deborah Adelsperger, Bob Elson
Simple drilling methods for rural handpump-equipped water supplies are becoming more widespread in their use. However, work to-date in this area has tended to concentrate on technological aspects. The sociological dimension cannot be ignored otherwise the application of sound engineering principles could fail. This paper presents a Low Technology Drilling Methodology (LTDM) which attempts to integrate social, economic and engineering criteria, and (if adhered to) should ensure success and sustainability of borehole-based rural groundwater supplies.
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)
Published inWEDC Conference
CitationADELSPERGER, D. and ELSON, B., 1999. Low technology drilling methododogy (LTDM). 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.177-179.
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NotesThis is a conference paper.