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  • Coming in May
     
    Manual Drilling -- A Global Perspective 
    of Local Realities

    UNICEF RWSN
    Skat Foundation


    Date: 20 May 2015

    Time: 11:00 a.m. New York, EDT ( convert to your time )

    Speakers: Dr. Kerstin Danert, Director, Rural Water Supply Network 

     Jose Canuto, WASH Specialist, UNICEF

    Moderator: Iana Aranda, Senior Program Manager, Engineering for Global Development, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    About this webinar:

    Manual drilling is here to stay, and it is growing. There has been a tremendous upsurge in the use of groundwater for drinking water supplies in Africa over the last ten years. Recent estimates suggest that the number of people on the continent relying on borehole with handpump or on hand dug wells has doubled from 75 to 150 million in the past ten years. This webinar will examine some of the main concerns about the spread of the technology, drawing particularly on lessons from Nigeria and Chad.

    In some countries, notably Nigeria, manual drilling is playing a considerable part in this growth. Manual drilling techniques are being used to develop drinking water supplies in at least 36 countries around the world. In some places manual drilling technologies are well established, while in others the introduction is more recent. UNICEF’s Toolkit for the Professionalisation of Manual Drilling has provided a step by step guide for those wishing to introduce the technology. However, there is also a need to find in-country mechanisms that continue to assure the quality of the boreholes once it taken up extensively by the private sector. Realizing this needs political, as well as institutional and technical attention. Read more about Cost-Effective Boreholes here

    Join us on the E4C webinar on May 20th to: 

    • Learn about the spread of the technology in Africa
    • Hear an overview of the Rural Water Supply Network’s Manual Drilling Compendium 2015
    • Be informed on what manual drilling is, and why it is particularly interesting for sub-Saharan Africa

    Presenters: 

    Dr. Kerstin Danert
    Dr Kerstin Danert is a rural water supply specialist who has spent 16 years developing in-country capacity for operation and maintenance, cost-effective borehole drilling, technology adoption and sector performance monitoring. She has provided face to face advisory and capacity development services to national and local Governments, NGOs and the private sector in over 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well remote support for otehrs. She lived and worked in Uganda for ten years up to 2008, when she moved to Switzerland to join Skat. Since 2009 she has led the secretariat of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN).












    Jose CanutoJose Gesti is a UNICEF WASH Specialist based on Headquarters, New York. Jose works on global water supply strategies and has developed and executed several successful missions in different regions of the world including Africa, Asia, and Latin America, providing technical guidance to governments and UNICEF country offices on innovative and cost-effective solutions to rural water supply and climate resilience. Prior to joining UNICEF, Jose held various positions with increasing responsibility as water and sanitation consultant and as supervisor both in the public and private sector. Since 2001 Jose is a permanent civil servant for the Spanish Government where he has mostly served at the Ministry of Water Resources and Environment. Jose holds a master degree on civil engineering.







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