Sustainable water supply in the Dogon area
In March 2019 we've committed us to a pilot project for sustainable water supply with water towers and solar-powered pumps in Dogon, Mali. Our project partner in this pilot was Partner Pays Dogon. In the villages Koundu and Tyougou, the first pilot water towers and pumps were to be installed. In November 2019 lots of community members celebrated the installation of the first water pump in Koundu. Unfortunately, because of poor water quality and difficulties with the soil in Tyougou they weren’t able to finish the second installation in 2019. To ensure the pilot phase could be finished on time before the rainy season started, the project in Tyougou village was put on hold and another location with high needs for clean water was selected. In October the construction in the village Wadouba started. Final delivery of the second water tower powered on solar energy in Wadouba was in April 2020.
After a successful completion of the pilot phase, we have decided to continue the project. We have committed ourselves to realise eight more solar powered water towers in the Dogon in the coming two to three years (2021-2022/23). With these ten water towers, about 14.500 people will be provided with improved access to water!
Location: Dogon, Mali
Project: 10 Water towers and solar powered pumps
Number of people: 14.500
Local Partner: Partner Pays Dogon