The Kacchi Plains is a vast area in Balochistan (Pakistan), on which many of the normally dry rivers in the Province discharge. In August and September 2022 it was the scene of the massive flood, destroying houses, lands and assets in this poor area.
In the aftermath of the flood shallow wells were installed collecting the subsurface water. The shallow wells consist of a filter (made by hand), the bore pipe, a small pump engine, a delivery pipe and a storage reservoir. Installation is done by a local contractor. The total costs for one unit is USD 500 and it takes one day to install. It serves 200 persons.
The shallow wells served the needs immediately after the flood but will be an improvement throughout the year – providing better quality and more reliable drinking water. They are an example of ‘building back better’. With support from the RVO – The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, MetaMeta and partners have installed 20 such shallow wells in October 2022.