A small-scale drinking water system in Dankassari.

It is a long-term action within the Cesson-Dankassari decentralised cooperation, by theEAI (Africa-INSA (Engineering College) Exchange Association) and by the Loire-Brittany water agency. The aim is to repair the small drinking water system ( a small water tower and solar panels) which supplies 5 fountains in a village of 2500 inhabitants. Thirty Engineering students from INSA in Rennes participated in a solidarity stay in June and July 2010 and worked with the local population in the following actions :

  • repairing the broken down solar panels.
  • installing an electricity sypply to complement solar energy.
  • rehabilitating the water tank.
  • creating a new fountain.

The plan for access to water in the whole rural locality of Dankassari.

It is a long-term action within the decentralized Cesson-Dankassari cooperation, thanks to funding from Cesson under the Oudin-Santini law and with a large number of partners, the French Foreign Office, the Loire-Brittany Water Agency, the integrated Water Supply Agency of the Rennes area.

It first consisted in :

  • in 2011, to repair the small drinking water mains of Dogontapki, another area of Dankassari,
  • in 2013, to provide the historic village of Lougou with an independent water point ( small water tower and two hydrants),
  • thanks to the Water Plan to plan together the Dankassari villages’needs concerning water and to work out a training project

In 2013, three drill holes were repaired in Karki Mallam, Dan Kéde and Maraké Toudou.

In 2014, three more drill holes have been repaired in Jarkassa, Kawadata, and Bawada Daji.

In 2015, a mini multivillage AEP is being set up at Bawada Gida. The Dankassari mini AEP tank has been replaced by a larger one, and new fountains will be installed in new districts. The Dogontapki mini AEP has been renovated, the villagers will no longer drink muddy water.

In 2016, six drills have been rehabilitated in the villages of Maraké Rogo, Guizara, Sitrate Adarawa, Chanono, Dan Toudou, Tsaba Aboula, altogether amounting to over 3000 inhabitants.

Early in 2017, seven wells were repaired in the villages of Tounzourawa, Kolmey-Peul, Korongomey, Moulela, Goni, Goho et Karki-Peul. The provisional acceptance of the works was effective on March 24th.

2018 : within the framework of Progressing toward the Sustainable Development Goals in Dankassari villages program, ten drills were renovated (in Gougui, Saran Allah, Kore Djibo, Fareye, Toudou Baré Bari, Koujak, Kassaoura, Grobo, (Koumtchi), El Gueza, and Tchinguila) and seven wells were renovated (in the villages of Garin Mai Yodo, Kaoura Lahama, Dadin Kowa, Korongomey Peulh, Kadandamé, Kolmay, and Bourtou); moreover, a mini multivillage AEP and 3 wells were created.

Within the framework of the program “Sustainable Development in Dankassari” twelve borehole rehabilitations (in the villages of Garin Dan Zomo, Yazouzou, Zaouren Zoumo, Goulmouni, Sabon Gari Zounourma, Gannas, Kolmey, Angoal Kassa, Tani, Montangarey , Dounhouimawa and Garin Maoudé) and twelve well rehabilitation (in the villages of Kamrey Koré, Mailo, Douzou, Goubey Koakoré, Koumtchi, Nakigaza Déchi, Houda Massari, Tsaba Saboua Rigia, Koukoki Gaya, Koré Gabas, Yassédji and Kalgo Zounzourma) took place at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, as well as training sessions for 120 members of the Water Point Management Committee, 60 members of Public Water Service User Associations and 72 village repairers, equipped with a toolkit and finally the establishment of a mini multi-village DWS in Kadandame.

2020-2021 : a small AEP was installed at Goho and a self-sufficient water supply system at Goulbi, three new wells were bored in Tounzourawa Gwada Gouné, Dan Zaoure Peulh and Roukoutou, with support from AELB and CEBR. The Niger State’s support involved two mini AEP’s, one at Lilato and another at Bawada Dagi.