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Community monitoring during the construction of a gravity-fed, solar powered water supply: a training guideline
In order for a community to monitor the construction of a water supply, they must first understand the necessary principles of engineering. They will be required to consider the siting and construction of multiple facilities (the main water point, pipe network, water tower and solar panel generator). This practical training also equips participants to recognise good and poor quality materials, as well as interacting to share knowledge amongst trainees.