Each rural community in Africa is unique with regards to water demand, type & location of natural water resources, topography, climate, distribution of homes, local economy ect. Each community differs and I believe there is no 1-size-fits-all approach to solve the water problems in all communities. I started reading a monograph from the WHO called "Water supply for rural areas and small communities" and they emphasised ...more »
Water purification can be another major key element of African Development for a number of reasons. It is needed in order to grow and maintain a manufacturing industry. It is need to extract minerals from the earth. But the most important is that it is a essential factor in the health of the people. Largely, as a vestige of colonialism, many of the sources of fresh water have been polluted, thus causing disease, and ...more »
This is a sector open to all investors. Investors can build small scale water production companies in main communities which will provide pure drinkable sachet water for the village and other villages around. These production plants are low cost and therefore the retail price of the sachet water would be cheap making it very affordable even for the rural areas. Investors can be encouraged to setup these plants by offering ...more »
Just in front of my work place is a bore hole which has been repaired several times this year because it has no caretaker.when I was growing up,there was a lockable well at our neighborhood.it was built in the same way they construct a septic tank.it was so deep and the source of water were the springs under the ground.I remember there was a bucket attached to it which people would use to draw the water from the well.since ...more »
In Uganda, the O&M of rural water facilities is largely centered on the Community Based Maintenance System (CBMS). Under this project, will support the following initiatives to promote greater efficiency and effectiveness of Water User Commitees in order to improve their ability to pay for operation and mantenance services and represent their communities in an open and transparent way. We know from our experience in ...more »
water is essential no doubt but i believe by educated those children by providin education for them the issue of water would not even be a problem....simple..#future leaders
Being that the African continent is plagued by heavy rains during a season it is necessary that this water is reused the maximum possible. It is normal in this day and age we see areas without drinking water give my suggestion would be the conservation of water in the rainy tanks at low cost. These tanks should be placed near to buildings (schools, churches, hospitals, homes, etc.) that it is possible to collect the water ...more »
As an Agricultural resource rich continent, most African countries rely on mining, farming and energy production for their socio-economic growth sustainability. Mechanisms involved in carrying this industrial activities results and high concentrations of water pollutants forming water is known as Acid mine drainage. The water containing heavy metals , low pH, high Fe and Sulfates contents enters groundwater through rain, ...more »
Education has been seen as a process of acquiring knowledge, experience, skill and sound attitude. It makes an individual civilized, refined, cultured and educated. It has a positive effect on human life. It helps us develop healthy surroundings and also generates an advance community. Educating people to embrace clean water might seem a challenge but when well organized and explained, community members will be more ...more »
Creation of an online social media / network platform (blog, facebook page, website) where all African people and all her well wishers meet to interract, discuss and share a million ideas on how to produce, protect and secure clean and safe water. Take for example, Ethan in South Africa can be equiped with knowledge and skills on how to secure clean water. and because of the created blog or facebook page. Derrick from ...more »
Seventy percent (70%) of the 2.6 billion people world wide lack access to improved sanitation live in rural areas, one of every people who lack access to improved sanitation practice open defecation. Sanitation marketing marketing is about more than just training masons. It involves a more comprehensive demand and supply strengthening strategy drawing on social and commercial marketing and behavior change communication ...more »
I am living in a country (The Gambia) where electricity is a major challenge. Development and better living condition cannot be attained if electricity is a problem.
Therefore, am keenly appealing to your noble organization to have a solar project in The Gambia.