Research conducted in Uganda revealed the high rate of pump corrosion to the poorly galvanized iron pipes used for borehole installation. This has enabled WaterAid to deliver this message to the key stakeholders that can effect change to reduce the problem of corrosion.
Presentations of research results in National working groups and coordination meetings at the district levels with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE), has succeeded in gathering sufficient momentum behind the issue of pump corrosion and use of inappropriate materials for borehole installation.
Separate tasks in the drilling contracts with an aim of improving quality. WaterAid has been acting as champion to raise awareness at in these countries at the implementation level.
- Kebede, S.et al.. (2017) UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Consortium : unravelling past failures for future success in Rural Water Supply. Survey 1 Results, Country Report Ethiopia.
- Owor, et al. (2017) UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Consortium. Survey 1 Country Report, Uganda.
- Mwathunga, et al.. (2017) UPGro Hidden Crisis Research Consortium. Survey 1 Country Report, Malawi. Liddle, et al.. (2018) Review of handpump-borehole implementation in Uganda.