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Technical Training in Water Infrastructure just completed

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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

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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

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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

Local groundwater study

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Local groundwater study

BushProof has just completed a detailed hydrogeological study on the east coast of Madagascar, in order to highlight the options of groundwater abstraction on a site and the related risks. Various methods and tools of the hydrogeologist have been used, including the drilling of observation wells, a monitoring of the piezometry and hydrochemistry, extended pumping tests, as well as a geophysical exploration. All that has allowed us to describe the local groundwater system with precision.

We have been offering this service for several years now and are happy to continue to give satisfaction to our clients while improving our knowledge of the groundwater of the country.

Client : Groupe STAR, Madagascar

Large ferrocement water tank

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Large ferrocement water tank

BushProof has just completed the construction of a large ferrocement water tank (3 x 100 m3) in the north of Antananarivo. The reservoir will be filled with rainwater running off a roof. This rainwater collection system has been designed to cover the irrigation needs of a garden during the dry season (drip irrigation). Client: NGO Codegaz, France

RANOWASH project just started !

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RANOWASH project just started !

BushProof is currently conducting field surveys under the RANOWASH project. This $ 30 million USAID-funded project is being implemented by a consortium formed by CARE, CRS, WaterAid, BushProof and Sandandrano. For the next five years we will work on the implementation of water supply systems in remote areas of Atsinanana, V7V and Aloatra-Mangoro regions. Within this program, we wish to contribute to improve the technical approaches traditionally followed by the WASH sector.

Mining for water in the South

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Mining for water in the South

BushProof is working alongside with Primary Water Technologies (PWT) and Lanoé Forages on an innovative exploration and water prodution project fund by UNICEF in the South of Madagascar. An international team is mobilized (USA, Russia, Germany, Madagascar, Switzerland) with modern exploration means (radiometrics and passive seismic) allowing to “mine for water”. The objective is to locate and tap upwelling of primary water through deep fractured zone.

Client : UNICEF Madagascar

Drilling for Eau-Vive

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Drilling for Eau-Vive

One of our machines is currently working on the installation of new wells in the watershed exploited by the most famous mineral water brands of Madagascar. Client : STAR, Eau-Vive.

Beautiful landscape and dusty roads

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Beautiful landscape and dusty roads

One of our drilling rigs is mobilized for a campaign for several customers in the sedimentary west of Madagascar. Beautiful landscape and dusty roads…

Prospection in perched aquifers in southern Madagascar

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Prospection in perched aquifers in southern Madagascar

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