Current Projects and News
The only water source of these people is a large diameter well built directly on the beach, 4 km far from the village. They can only get brackish water floating on sea water. Seen in Androy (extreme south of Madagascar) during a survey done for CARE International.
The next one-week Technical Training in Water & Sanitation Infrastructure will be held from 12 – 17 September 2016 in Madagascar.
The training is intense and is given through a range of practical and theoretical sessions. While several theoretical courses are available, practical hands-on field experience is difficult to obtain. The BushProof training therefore focuses heavily on practical which include the following:
- Water well design, including sizing of screen and gravel pack
- Manual drilling using BushProof technique
- Field surveying and measurement to set up a gravity flow water supply & a pumping system
- Chlorine & alum jar tests
- Biosand filter construction
- Latrine dome slab construction
- Water testing (chemical, physical, bacteriological)
More information is available in the course overview document available here: http://www.bushproof.com/products/trainings/water-sanitation-infrastructure/
One of our team has just moved 50 tons of material with a beacher to reach Berafia Island in the North-West of Madagascar. They are starting the construction of a small pumping water supply system for a coastal village. Client : Association Ranomamy, France
A new project has just been completed in Ambohimahavelona (Toliara). A shallow drilled well allows to get the water flowing from karstic springs in a small alluvial valley acting as underground storage. The well, built for NGO HAMAP and The Ministry of Water will feed the projected water supply of Ambohimahavelona.