Description of the Topic

Water Sources consists of  12 different types of water sources which are found in many countries in Africa. The cards are used to help prompt participants  to discuss some of the health challenges they may face if they use water from an unprotected source.


How to use Card set  7.a. ‘Water Sources’ 

This set can be used in three ways:

  1. A participant holds up the card to the audience and describes the water source and if it is safe to use for drinking.
  2. They can be used to rank safety of different technologies from unsafe to safe,
  3. It can be used in formative research to help project managers make some assessment to be made as to who uses what type of water source.
  4.  The cards can be used to find out if  people know which of  the ‘Common Diseases’ (card set 2.a.) are caused by unsafe water.

Link to the Facilitator instructions for the topic

Click here  for instructions in English 

Click here for instructions in French 


ENGLISH                                                                                             FRENCH

1Unprotected mountain springUne source non protégé de la montagne
2Open  water from a riverL’eau libre d’une rivière
3Collecting water from rainwater puddlesCollecte de l’eau des flaques de la pluie
4Protected spring waterEau de source protégée
5Borehole with handpumpForage avec pompe
6Communal tapRobinet communal
7Private tap with meterRobinet privé avec compteur
8Buying from water kioskAchat de kiosque à eau
9Cement rain water tankCisterne  d’eau de pluie de ciment
10Plastic rain water tankCisterne en plastique d’eau de pluie
11Gravity pipe line and tankLigne et réservoir de pipe de pesanteur
12Rainwater from roof, unprotectedL’eau de pluie du toit, non protégé