Discussions are being held with various organisations regarding the development of a much larger water well programme for Malawi based on the Raven Trust’s experience so far. This includes a mapping and reporting exercise using an ‘App’ on a mobile phone with GPS facilities. Any broken wells will be repaired using local personnel and resources. The aim is to have any reported broken well repaired within 14 working days.
A programme is being set up to analyse water quality both locally (on site) at the well and in laboratory conditions at Ekwendeni Hospital. The information gained from all this work will be available to be accessed by the academic community to use in research.
As this is such a big project, funding has been sourced separately for the reporting and repair of wells and for the analysis of water quality.