BushProof is actually working on the construction of shallow waterpoints exploiting groundwater of perched aquifers in the south of Madagascar. The project aims to improve access to drinking water as well as to provide water for irrigation in the region. We are trying to understand the extent of all shallow perched aquifers in the region and look at the feasibility of abstracting water from manually drilled water wells. Client : CARE, financed by ECHO
We have just started drilling with a new PATdrill 301-T. We now own three rigs, allowing us to drill in rotary and DTH up to 120 m deep with a maximum of 10″.
BushProof has just participated to the 2016 MEDAIR WASH Conference in Dubaï (UAE) and had the opportunity to give 8 sessions on water well design, hydrogeology, GFWS, water treatement, and sanitation. Appreciate the view from the conference room on the 40th floor…
Client : MEDAIR
BushProof now own a borehole inspection camera and proposes inspection service. The camera allows inspection of well until a depth of 100m and is easily movable in the field.
Our last client requesting this service wanted a complete evaluation of its two very productive water wells, including camera inspection, pumping test, efficiency and influence observation. Client : OSO Farming – LGA, Ambilobe, north of Madagascar
BushProof is currently drilling on Nosy Tsarabanjina paradise island (part of Mitsio islands in the north of Madagascar) for one of the finest hotel in Madagascar. The work consists in improving exploitation of existing freshwater lens by builing both a properly sized freshwater intake and a seawater intake for desalinisation purpose. Client : Constance Group, Tsarabanjina (hotel)
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.
BushProof is completing a drilling campaign in Boeny region, West of Madagascar.
Client : Ministry of Water and Unicef
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.