Workshop Design for Handpump Installation and Maintenance: a Training Guide
A detailed guide is presented on conducting a workshop to teach Third World workers the technical and community development skills needed to organize, implement, and maintain village-based water hand pump projects. The workshop, which employs the A.I.D. Mark II hand pump as a model, consists of 19 sessions, each on a specific subject. These are: (1) introduction; (2) work site and hand pump orientation; (3) implementing water supply programs with hand pumps; (4) determining the well recharge rate: (5) building the apron; (6-7) preparing for, conducting, and analyzing the results of an initial village feasibility assessment; (8) working with the village community; (9) mid-point evaluation and review; (10) finishing the site; (11) installing the hand pump and disinfecting the well; (12) maintaining and repairing the pump; (13) training caretakers; (14) developing a project cost estimate and construction work plan; (15) developing and implementing user education strategies; (16) linking the project to regional and national efforts; (17-18) evaluating and planning the project; and (19) evaluating the workshop itself. An introduction details the workshop's goals and methodology, discusses how to plan it, identifies the equipment and labor required to implement it, and describes the task analysis according to which it was designed. Appended are copies of the handouts to be distributed at the workshop.