The researchers welcome personal views on the subject and any information about handpump projects in Africa. They are encouraging discussion of issues relating to handpump sustainability on the HTN email-based discussion list. You can join this by visiting the HTN list-server (see link below) where you can also find an archive of past discussions.
PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN LOW COST WATER WELL DRILLING IN AFRICA:
A Research Project of Cranfield University at Silsoe, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
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