About   The ESCUELA MOVIL AGUAS Y SANEAMIENTO BASICO (EMAS) was created to promote the technology of potable water supply, and water for micro irrigation, in rural and suburban areas. Its founder and academic director is Mr. Wolfgang Eloy Buchner. EMAS is disposed to work in an advisory role, and has served as advisors/consultants, to various projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The EMAS concept is based on a variety of simple technologies such as manual drilling of deep wells, manual pumps built by the users themselves, small wells from springs, ferro-cement tanks, sanitary installations and much more.

The purpose of this book is to facilitate the decision making process, for both professional and lay persons working in the area of water supply and sanitation, in arriving at a low tech sustainable solution to water/wastewater problems. The text is based on experiences, gathered on site, during many years of labour and investigation. EMAS authorizes copying of the text, but requests that those who do utilise the text inform EMAS of it use and purpose.

Author  Wolfgang Eloy Buchner, EMAS

Year      2006


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