Digging a deep well for an African community
Sustainability of resources is a key issue to becoming more environmentally responsible. I was watching a docu on all things Japanese on a local channel sometime back and caught this feature about a method of digging up water with the simplest of materials. This is especially invaluable to third-world countries like ours with meager resources and material infrastructure.
The link below is the site of the Japanese NGO, the International Water Project group, that makes use of this simple technology to help developing countries obtain water -
Below is a video. If I can gather-up some guys, I'm really wanting to try it out sometime.