Low technology drilling methododogy (LTDM)
conference contributionposted on 12.02.2018, 15:07 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)