Status: Ongoing

Safe drinking water continues to be a significant health issue in most of Cameroon and surrounding states in the sub-Saharan Africa region. In most rural communities, more than 50% of the inhabitants still resort to stream, creeks, and surface runoff or ponds for their water need, in spite of the fact that there are insufficient treatment facilities for these sources of water, rendering it unsafe for human consumption. This project is using geoscience technology to create a water quality database for household water sources, empowering citizen scientists to conduct water quality control and screening for contaminants; provide area aquifer maps that locate optimal sites for new wells; drill one or more new water well(s) in the community; and share best practices in community water use and management.