Status: Ongoing

Kujana-multimethod geophysical approach to borehole development in poorly weathered crystalline rock

This project aims to reduce water scarcity in poorly weathered crystalline basement areas affected by poor drilling success rates in Zambia’s rural communities specifically, in rural areas of Zimba District in Southern Province by: using 2D-resistivity [(i.e., Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT)], Frequency-Domain ElectroMagnetic (FDEM), total field magnetics, and Time Domain EM (TDEM). as exploration tools; to benefit an estimated 5600 people in at least 8 communities by partnering with rural institutions. Kujana will support the health and wellbeing of its beneficiaries, and through lessened water collection time improve access to equitable education for women and girls and support gender equality by providing women with more opportunity to participate in the leadership and economy of their community.

Project Partners

The SAM Project, BGC Engineering Inc., Aarhus University, Chipego Nchimunya, Chipo Ngoma, Copperbelt University, Department of Water Resource Development, Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Drillers Association of Zambia, On Call Africa, Paul Bauman Geophysics Ltd. and local communities.

UNSDGs addressed

SDG 4 (Quality Education for all), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation for All)