A three-year Ugandan project led by Cranfield University has developed technology for shallow well drilling. Even though work still remains to be done before the project is complete, the group has developed cost-effective technology. This article discusses the development, provides guidance for others and introduces the Pounder rig.
How much formal education do you need to site and drill boreholes successfully? International NGOs assisting in the rehabilitation of infrastructure in Sierra Leone have found that a hands-on borehole training course for local technicians has been both popular and successful.