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Hidden Crisis Project, Survey 1 dataset: detailed functionality assessments of hand pump boreholes in Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi

Dataset title Hidden Crisis Project, Survey 1 dataset: detailed functionality assessments of hand pump boreholes in Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi
Dataset creators UPGro
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

This dataset provides the field data collected in 2016 to assess: the functionality and performance of 600 handpumped borehole supplies (HPBs) across the three countries, Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda, and also the capacity of the community water management arrangements. The individual HPBs surveyed in the dataset were selected by a two or three stage randomised sampling approach.

The UPGro Hidden Crisis project (2015-20) was an international research project aimed at developing a robust evidence base and understanding of the complex and multi-faceted causes which underlie the current high failure rates of many new groundwater supplies in Africa. The project was jointly funded by: DFID, NERC and ESRC as part of the UPGro programme (Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor). The project carried out the research work in three countries - Ethiopia, Malawi and Uganda – to examine functionality and performance of groundwater supplies in a range of hydrogeological, climatic and social, institutional and governance environments in East Africa. The work focused specifically on examining the functionality of HPBs – these being the main form of improved community water supply across rural Africa. The Survey 1 dataset, is major dataset developed by the project.

Dataset content dates 16/04/2016 - 09/12/2016
Dataset spatial coverage Ethiopia extent bounding coordinates (WGS84): 33.755, 3.684; 45.296, 3.443
Uganda extent bounding coordinates (WGS84): 30.68, 3.774; 33.92, -1.003
Malawi extent bounding coordinates (WGS84): 33.092, -9.659; 35.788, -16.919
Dataset supply format Access Database
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Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 9th March 2022
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/bca0d930-a10d-4ae8-9afc-ad1bf73de35a
Dataset citation text UPGro (2022): Hidden Crisis Project, Survey 1 dataset: detailed functionality assessments of hand pump boreholes in Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi. British Geological Survey. (Dataset). https://dx.doi.org/10.5285/bca0d930-a10d-4ae8-9afc-ad1bf73de35a
Constraints and terms of use Data under embargo until 9th March 2022. Data will be available under Open Government Licence once the embargo has passed.
Access the dataset Until the embargo period has expired, please contact Prof Alan MacDonald amm@bgs.ac.uk
Further information https://upgro.org/consortium/hidden-crisis2/