Low-cost water technologies in Mozambique

As part of the larger Responding to Climate Change in Mozambique – Agricultural Water Supply Adaptation Pilot Project, PRACTICA has conducted feasibility research for the use of low-cost water technologies in Central Mozambique, including testing of several water techniques in different soil types.

Goals

To establish to what extent new low cost water supply methods have a role to play in giving climate‐vulnerable farming households more secure access to agricultural water.

Activities

  • Feasibility study for low-cost well drilling in Central Mozambiue
  • Collection of geo-hydrological data
  • Demonstration and testing of various drilling techniques
  • Training on the use of drilling tools

Budget

€ 18,000

Results

  • Feasible areas selected for manual drilling
  • Out of 3 tested methods (rapid jetting, rota sludge, rotary jetting) the rotary jetting is the most promising method for drilling in the project area
  • Small engine pumps and treadle pumps are advised for along the river plain, rope pumps or submersible pumps for the other locations
Status
Closed
Terminé
Period
Période
2013
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