How We Work & The Solution

Due to the sheer magnitude of water scarcity problems throughout the developing world, federal, state and local governments are often not in a position to provide the funds required to address these issues, especially to rural areas.

Our projects can be something as simple as equipping wells with a hand pump to a more complex installation of a solar pumping system.  Water sources can range from shallow water where wells can be dug by hand to drilling 100mtrs+ underground with a drill rig.

The Solution to delivering 'water to the people'

Working with partners & community
Appropriate water solutions
  • Through our Partner Focus, we work with specially selected country partners to deliver water solutions that addresses the water scarcity problems.  

  • Through our Community Focus, our Partners work with community leaders and members within their target areas.

  • Our Partners hire and employ local companies, contractors and individuals.  This directs money back into local economies.

  • Suitable, accessible & sustainable water solutions bring the water closer to each rural household.

  • Guided by WASH principles.

 

Water project applications scope, suitability of equipment and budgets are assessed by qualified water engineers that provide professional, technical feedback loops with our approved contractors ensuring that the most appropriate and cost effective technology is installed.

  • Our partners provide capacity building within the community.

  • Our service providers and Partners provide sustainability training for the community.

The roles of village water water committees (WUC's) and their effectiveness is of vital importance to the sustainability of equipment after project completion. Comprehensive community training on the use of and maintenance of equipment is a major part of all project delivery.  

Our water projects are monitored using the following indicators to measure the effectiveness of our programs.

Suitable

Often rural communities lack skilled or adequately educated people. Therefore, it is vital that the water supply design, technology and equipment recognises and meets the community skills capacity.

Geological surveys are carried out by Partner's service providers indicating a viable water source and location for any new wells undertaken.

Accessible

Many hours are wasted collecting water for household use which could otherwise be spent on economic development.  Therefore, BridgIT Water's aim is to locate the new water well within 300mtrs of each village household. 

Correct location of the clean water supply is paramount for sufficient water production to suit demand and for bringing safe water closer to each village household.  All stakeholders must agree including local government, landowners and the community as a whole.

Sustainable

Community ownership is the most efficient way to ensure sustainability.  BridgIT Water's aim is to engage the community so that our programs have complete buy-in and support.  The communities we serve must have a real need and actively participate through all phases of the project. 

Our vision is that developing rural communities play an active role and be empowered in providing their own water solution strategies.  With our Community Focus, community members are encouraged to take responsibility for planning, implementation, monitoring, training and sustainability of their own water resource.

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