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Low technology drilling methododogy (LTDM)

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posted on 12.02.2018, 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.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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ADELSPERGER, 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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1999

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:10141

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