World Water Day

A water pump pumping water into a small bucket in Ghana

It’s World Water Day. This year’s World Water Day focuses attention on food security – because for all the water we drink, more water goes in to producing our food. While we may drink between 2 and 4 litres of water per day, to produce a kilo of wheat needs 1,500 litres of water, and …

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What a borehole.

This is a borehole repair at Bosomkyekye, a reasonable size village outside Mampong. A borehole is not an insult. It’s a deep hole drilled in the ground that water comes out of through a pump. Sometimes it’s 120-odd feet deep. That’s not 120 odd feet. They’re quite normal feet. It means approximate, silly. A borehole …

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