Evaluation of catchment basin design and water quality in southern Madagascar
To cope with the consequences of recurrent droughts in southern Madagascar, CARE International is coordinating several emergency interventions in the districts of Amboasary and Fort-Dauphin, including the construction of rainwater catchment basins. Several questions were raised concerning:
– High evaporation rate because surface is exposed to the sun;
– Poor quality of water supplied for consumption;
– Risk of increase in malaria rate.
PRACTICA provides technical support to CARE to assess the issues raised and propose appropriate corrective technical options appropriate to the context of the intervention.