Rapid geohydrological appraisal of Purainee and Orlaha villages,Bihar - Drinking water management and alternative sources

A report that gives a good understanding of local conditions as well generates a lot of useful data, that can help in planning groundwater management interventions in a village.

This report by ACWADAM based on a rapid hydro-geological appraisal of 2 villages, in Supaul distict in flood-prone North Bihar, gives a good understanding of local conditions as well generates a lot of useful data, that can help in planning groundwater management interventions in a village. Such information is crucial especially for regions such as North Bihar, where current data about the local conditions are literally absent.

This research study has been carried out as an Owner Driven Reconstruction Collaborative initiative, through the local partner - Megh Pyne Abhiyan, which has been working since 2006 in the area on extensive water quality monitoring of drinking water sources, esp those groundwater-based, with an overall focus on providing safe drinking water and the technical partner - ACWADAM based in Pune, who have an expertise in Groundwater.

The study report has details of the background of the area, methodology, topography, drainage, hydrogeology, water quality, drinking water sources, as well 3-D GIS-based graphical representation of the spatial distribution of the above groundwater parameters in the two study villages,  namely Orlaha and Purainee and ends with some recommendations for planning the groundwater-based drinking water interventions in the area based on the study findings.

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Year: 
2009