Women and Water - A Women's Crisis!

Women are the primary caretakers in normal households. They are also the primary users of domestic water as part of their key role in sanitation, preparing food, washing dishes, doing laundry and caring for vegetable gardens.


In rural communities where freshwater is not readily available, the burden usually falls on the women to fetch water from available sources.

This means they have to walk long distances, carry heavy loads of water and risk the dangers of walking alone at night. They also carry the responsibility to preserve, store and manage their water supply.

In some parts of Zimbabwe, women spend up to eight hours per day collecting water. They suffer from back ailments due to carrying heavy water containers and are left with no time to perform household duties, relax or engage in community activities.

There is a growing need for women, especially those in rural areas, to become involved in water management initiatives and programmes. If women are empowered through participation in water initiatives, they could contribute to alleviating the burden of mismanagement and misuse of water resources.
Women and Water
Women and Water - A Women's Crisis!

Women should also be invited to take on leadership roles in matters relating to water.

Women are excellent stewards of water as they know exactly how much water a basic household needs, where to find water and how to ensure that domestic water is safe and clean. If they are engaged in decision making and implementation of water management programmes they will be able to campaign for more and better-located water collection points and practical and attainable technology, such as pumps and containers to ease the collection of water.

After years of denying the need for women to become involved in sustainable water resource management, it is now recognised globally that the exclusion of women from the administration and management of water supply and sanitation programmes contributes largely to the failure of many water management initiatives and programmes.


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Five Facts About Borehole Drilling That You Need To Take Note Of:
1. Know Your Borehole Casings:The Preferred Borehole Casing In Zimbabwe Is Class 9 and 10 (Pressure Classes.)This is because Class 9 and Class 10 Casings are more collapse resistant. The strength of a Casing is often described as collapse resistance.

2. Borehole Drilling Depth: The exact depth, of where the water is located, cannot be established by the drilling contractor nor the Water Surveyor (Borehole Siter).

3. The Is No 100% Guarantee On Water: It is important to note that it is never a 100% guarantee that any hole will yield water, the amount and water quality can also not be guaranteed by the drilling contractor and water surveyor.

4. Borehole Siting or Water Surveying Is Important: Making use of a hydrologist or traditional water diviner will increase your chances of having a successful borehole that will yield a sufficient amount of water.

5. Know The Risks: The risk of the borehole drilling lies with the property owner. The client will still be liable for the drilling costs irrespective of a borehole yielding water or not.

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