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Tool for environmental assessment and risk screening for rural water supply

A working tool for field teams planning rural water supplies dependent on shallow groundwater

2015 Available in English

People collecting water from a dug well in rural Malawi. Photo: Clive Mear/Tearfund

People collecting water from a dug well in rural Malawi. Photo: Clive Mear/Tearfund

This tool can be used by teams with engineering expertise and experience of working with community-based water supply if an assessment by a professional hydrogeologist is not an option.


It helps to answer key questions for new and existing shallow groundwater sources about water quality, environmental risk and risk mitigation.


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