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close this bookA Training Manual in Conducting a Workshop in the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Repair of Hydrams (Peace Corps, 1981, 216 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 1: Introduction to training (1½ hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 2: Introduction to hydrams (3½ hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 3: Water measurement techniques (3 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 4: Measuring heads and distance (2-4 hours)
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 10: Hydram construction - concrete (18 hours over a 7 day period)
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Open this folder and view contentsSession 12: Hydram selection (1½ - 3 hours)
Open this folder and view contentsSession 13: Inter-relationships within the hydram (11-15 hours)
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Session 19: Project planning (2-4 hours)

Time: 2 Hours

OBJECTIVES: By the end of this session, participants will have completed a plan for a hydram project at their site. The plan will include problem definition, an articulation of why a hydram is the most appropriate solution, goals, activities, resources, responsibilities, monitoring and evaluation.

OVERVIEW: The key issues in hydram project implementation, and therefore planning, have been raised throughout the workshop. During this session, participants pull it all together, to begin applying what they've learned to their sites. It may even be the case that what they've learned is that hydrams will not work at their sites.

TRAINERS NOTE:
Remind participants to bring along
Site Information Worksheet, Cost Calculations,
Repair and Maintenance Worksheets, and
Site Selection worksheets.

MATERIALS: Flipchart/markers

PROCEDURES

NOTES

1. Introduce session by stating goals and rationale.


2. Ask participants to spend an hour, individually, developing a plan Information that includes the following:

Remind group that much of this is in Site Worksheet used in Session 2.

A. Statement of water problem at the site:


-who needs water, why, how much


- who perceives the problem


- what is current situation


B. Evaluate current situation:


- where is there water?


- how much? what quality? accessibility? ownership?


- current and future needs?


- community structure, social, political, skills


C. What are the possible solutions?

It's important chat participants are clear about hydrams being one solution, and that they evaluate it against all criteria.

- hydram


- others... diesel pumps, gravity pump etc.


D. Evaluation of solutions for:

Link this to criteria that have been developed in other sessions in the workshop.

- cost


- longevity


- feasibility


- material needs


- availability of skills


- local technical support for repair and maintenance


- time to install


- social responsibility


- reliability


- results


- community involvement


E. For the selected strategy: Develop a schedule of tasks, activities, responsibilities, materials, resource requirements and time frames.

The tasks and activities should include any further data to be collected; other groups to be included in planning and implementation.

F. Develop a plan for monitoring progress.


3. Ask participants to share their plan with at least one person, for critique, additions.

If participants are from the same agency it might be appropriate to share plans with each other

Alternatively ask someone to volunteer to present plan to the whole group.


4. Ask participants if they feel comfortable about the next steps they need to take to implement their learning. If not, it's likely that plan needs revising. Ask if specific parts of the plan require rethinking.