Current Projects and News

BushProof balances carbon emissions
Nov 2

BushProof balances carbon emissions

In light of the global climate emergency, BushProof is now taking the lead in being responsible for the carbon emissions produced by its activities. It is doing this through calculating the emissions produced, and balancing the carbon through a tree planting initiative in the UK run by Forest Carbon and certified by the Woodland Code. In the first stage, we are balancing carbon produced by travel to a training that we ran for ICRC in Kenya during October, which had 17 participants fly in from different countries as far away as the Philippines – the carbon produced from the flights and road transport for all participants and facilitators equated to 27 tonnes, which is now being balanced. Our subsequent plans are to balance carbon for every future training, as well as our annual fuel consumption from all of our drilling activities (machines and transport) in Madagascar. We hope that this can inspire action within other engineering and humanitarian organizations with large carbon footprints.

New rig in operation
Oct 22

New rig in operation

We have just started to operate our new PAT drill 421 drilling rig. We now own four rigs, allowing us to drill in rotary and down-the-hole hammer up to 200 m deep, and in a maximum diameter of 12’’.

Drainage gallery
Aug 26

Drainage gallery

BushProof has just started the construction of a groundwater drainage gallery in a shallow valley filled with low permeability sediments. The installation of the 20 metre long drain will help to convey groundwater in a more efficient way to a 10 metre deep abstraction well built on the side. The system will supply water to a part of the Akamasoa Centre, located east of Antananarivo.

Clients : Lumière et Vie pour Madagascar, Henri-Fraise et Fils SA, Groupe STAR Madagascar

Water in Emergency Course
Jun 8

Water in Emergency Course

BushProof has just completed the third Water in Emergency Course organised with ICRC. The course is now held twice a year in Naivasha (Kenya). For this session, we had 14 motivated participants from various countries, including Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan and Madagascar.

Client: International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva

Technical Training in Water Infrastructure just completed
Apr 14

Technical Training in Water Infrastructure just completed

We have just completed one session of our Technical Training in Water Infrastructure, organized in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The next session will be held from 02 to 07 of September 2019 in Antananarivo again. Application is open. Besides this, we will run two other sessions this year for ICRC staff in Nairobi, Kenya.

LEAN Management
Mar 17

LEAN Management

Staff members at BushProof have recently been introduced by the manager to the LEAN Management (Six Sigma) method. Various good practices aiming at improving the profitability of the company’s operations and the working improvement of the employees are currently being put in place.

Improving production sometimes involves a simple change in the work routine. This is the case in the Canzee hand pump production.

Groundwater resources survey in Marolinta
Nov 28

Groundwater resources survey in Marolinta

Between July and November, we collaborated with the Swiss NGO MEDAIR in the environmental survey of the commune of Marolinta, situated in the south of Madagascar. This survey has allowed us to gather information on the geology and hydrogeology of the commune. An important part of the survey has consisted of a geophysical exploration at the communal scale allowing to better understand the stratigraphy.

MEDAIR has been able to launch a reconnaissance drilling and water well construction campaign in the commune on the basis of the observations made and reported. Additional information on the groundwater will be gathered during the campaign and will help to better define the options for groundwater abstraction.

Client : MEDAIR, Madagascar

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