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Access to clean drinking water improves health – essentially of small children – and allows women to safe time for other activities. During the dry season, many use the well water for small scale vegetable gardening; they improve the diet of the household and can even generate some income. Therefore SWISSAID supports the construction of water wells and boreholes as well as community water supply.


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Thematic expertise

Integrated Water Resources Management

  • Watershed & land management (basin/local level, participatory/multi-stakeholder planning)

Water for people

  • Rural/ semi-urban water supply and sanitation
  • Water technologies (water supply and treatment)
  • Hygiene promotion and behavior changes
  • Operation and maintenance, monitoring (soft aspects)

Water for food

  • Irrigation techniques (e.g. efficiency of irrigation technologies)
  • Operation and maintenance of infrastructure (soft aspects)

Geographic expertise

Contact Person

Frank Haupt -


  • Rural water supply – Chad

    According to the national Directorate of Hydraulics, only 30% of the rural areas have access to clean drinking water. The national standard is one well for 400 in habitants, but the average is more than 1’000 people for one water point. The project builds 50 boreholes equipped with VLOM hand pumps and advises the community […]
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  • Tungurahua water supply – Ecuador

    The population in this volcanic region is very poor and access to safe drinking water limited. The project builds two piped water supply systems for 150 households, including irrigation of 20 ha with 150 sprinklers. The farmers will be trained on ecological agriculture and good irrigation practices.
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