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This section discusses cheap, open-source and DIY technologies for gathering, distributing and purifying water. These can be used to build communities that control their own water supply, or in countries where clean water is hard to come by.

See the GVCS Well-Drilling Rig.

Product Ecology


See Also

Global Water Partnership: from the website: "founded in 1996 by the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to foster integrated water resource management (IWRM)..."

provides a free Toolbox - Open Database:

Toolbox Manual on PDF, provided by Boku:

Free Repository of shared water information from Tufts University:

Lifewater Library: Lifewater is a religious organisation, the library is free, but copyright on the articles varies