crossover with groundwater protection for rural water supplies

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Dear Mohammad,

I agree, it is really tough are because it is such a multi-dimensional problem. On my last mission I met sand miners who were taking sand out of the river just upstream of a town's pumping station- their activities are a part of the problem, but only a small part and they earn a living from it, so who's to blame and who can fix it? No easy answers, sadly.

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Re: crossover with groundwater protection for rural water supplies

Dear Sean

You have begun with a serious topic ground water protection and as you pointed out ground water protection must be consider in comperhensive water safety plan as drinking water ,unfortuently in devleoping countries becuse of lacking water safety plan & ground water protection many of ground water reources shows polloutions particular chemical polloutions such as organic carbon suagriculture and irrigation ,industries and entertainment from catchment zone protection to end user , accompanied with with waste water treatment mangement and sanitation .
unfortunately in developing countries becuase of lacking water safety plan strategy many ground water suppliers as critical reources have been contimination with various chemical organic pollouants such as pesticides,herbicides and fertilizer resuidal,heavy metal, and hazard biological contamination as well as.

water safety mangement development as comprehensive strategy for protection of water supplies from any contamination will contribution of preventing of safe water shortage in the future, and safet ground resources recharging with sanitation and recycling ,reusing water for preventing extrapolation of freshwater resources to protect them for next generations.

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Dear Krischen and Ashok - many thanks for your responses and links! That's great. I will read with interest.

The challenge with all these things is less the technical side and more the complex human interactions within a catchment area, which become even more complex when chronic poverty is involved.

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Hello Sean

That sounds like an very interesting topic, especially since I just recently started working with UWASNET in Kampala on IWRM issues. I am sure we would meet sooner or later anyhow if you are working with M&E now (DWRM?)... how long will you stay in Kampala?

I have actually worked a bit on spring catchment protection and CC adaption of those catchments (for small scale WSPs, also in Nepal) so I guess that is somewhat related... and there is also the currently under development (by WHO) concept of "Sanitiation Safety Plans" just shown last week here in Kampala on the IWA conference. Those deal more with sewer-systems and risk management like flooding events, but groundwater protection is also an important part it seems. Otherwise... I remember having some good documents on pathogen transport in aquifers and such, I guess that would be interesting for you too.

So, I will have a look what I can dig up in my backlog or at UWASNET, but please get in contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can meet some time? Our office is in Luzira too, so we can meet easily there, I guess.

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Dear Sean,
We have worked for ground water conservation and protection in rural India.Please see the link for the details of our work.

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crossover with groundwater protection for rural water supplies

Dear WG11,

To introduce myself, I'm Sean and I work for Skat, based in St Gallen, Switzerland. My main role is in the Secretariat of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and one of our four themes is 'Sustainable Groundwater Development' (www.rural-water-supply.net/en/sustainabl...oundwater-management), which comprises three topics:

  • Handpump Technology (we hold the international public domain standards for the India Mark II/III, Afridev, Tara and others)
  • Cost Effective Boreholes (which is focused on professionalising the water well drilling sector)
  • Cost Effective Groundwater Management

The last one is new in this strategy period and is focused on measures to protect groundwater quality near boreholes and wells in a way that is cost effective (which doesn't necessarily mean cheap!). There are links to Water Safety Planning, and that was the starting point for a project that I am doing for the Ministry of Water & Environment in Uganda where we are preparing and piloting national Guidelines for Water Source Protection.

There are also links to IWRM, and in particular the Community-based IWRM being promoted by WaterAid, and Water Use Management Plans (WUMPs) which have been used in rural Nepal for over ten years by Helvetas.

With this as a bit of background, I would interested to find out from SuSanA members how you approach groundwater protection and what successes, tools, and documented case studies you have?

Thank you!


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