ARTISANAL WIND POWERED WELLS
The valley of Jeghatu, hosting about a hundred villages, has been affected by successive conflicts for several decades, as well as by frequent droughts, affecting the area’s main activity: agriculture. These issues create instability in the social and spatial organization of the Valley.
Our challenge is about bringing ideas to support this agriculture in a sustainable way. The project proposal consists of building canals to evacuate sewage from a village to a water retention pond, which will depollute the sewage through phytoremediation. This water will then flow into a second pond for purification, before being drained into a groundwater table. The idea was to reuse the abundant abandoned barrels and car engines of the area, to transform them into a artisanal wind turbines and water pumps, capable of pumping from the groundwater table and produce electricity.
Finally, the water from the pond will be filling the canals, guiding it toward fields and irrigating them. This project, linked to the issue of water, would be first developed as a pilot project in the village, eventually appropriated by the neighboring villages. It is the first of a series of micro projects, all linked together in the whole territory.