Borehole rehabilitations in Burkina Faso!

15 June, 2023 | Megan Edwards
Categories: Burkina Faso, Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Safe Water

In March 2022, CO2balance alongside our in-country partner Transform Burkina, started rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities located within the Nord region, in the north of the country. We are rehabilitating 520 water points over 5 years and are well underway, with 129 boreholes now restored and providing access to clean, safe water! Community handpumps located… Read the full article >


Togo Mother Clubs: Meet Some of the Inspiring Women at the Heart of our Safe Water Project

9 June, 2023 | Megan Jones
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Togo

In our Togo Safe Water project, each village where we rehabilitate a borehole sets up a designated Mother Club. These clubs are made up of women from the village who are committed to maintaining their water point, learning about good sanitation and hygiene practices and spreading this information within their communities, amongst other activities. Last… Read the full article >



Annual Monitoring is taking place in Malawi

6 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

CO2balance work with international NGO United Purpose to implement and manage 5 projects across Malawi, including both safe water and improved cookstove. The in-country team have faced many obstacles this year, actively responding to help the ongoing cholera outbreak and help deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has devastated the southern areas of… Read the full article >


Empowering Communities in Zambia through Fencing

23 May, 2023 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

Borehole fencing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of water sources in rural Africa. It helps maintain water quality, prevents contamination, facilitates maintenance, promotes community ownership, and contributes to better health and hygiene standards. For this reason, we are fencing all of our 106 community boreholes in Eastern Province, Zambia… Read the full article >



CO2balance and Village Water partnership delivers safe water to over 1 million people across Mozambique and Zambia

11 May, 2023 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Mozambique, Safe Water, Zambia

At the time of posting, CO2balance in direct partnership with Village Water and local field partners ECHO and WATSAN in Zambia and Mozambique respectively, have completed the rehabilitation of 2,986 boreholes- supplying safe water to 1,046,393 individuals. The number will continue to rise throughout this year as projects continue to expand at pace. What started… Read the full article >



Zambia Project Visit

24 November, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Zambia

At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >


Initial Steps of a Safe Water Project – Recent Updates from Togo

12 October, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: Safe Water, Togo, West Africa

Our Togo Safe Water Project is now well underway, with 82 borehole rehabilitations having been completed to date! Along with each rehabilitation, communities are trained in WASH and borehole maintenance. Our WASH programme in Togo was developed by our in-country partner IADES in collaboration with USAID, MUSA and the Red Cross. This programme is planned… Read the full article >




Adapting to Water Stress Through Desalination

18 July, 2022 | Stephen Morris
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2balance, Horn of Africa, Kenya, Safe Water

Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. However, if it wasn’t already before, its value is becoming even more apparent in our rapidly changing world. As a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions, our climate is becoming increasingly warm and more volatile which is having significant impacts on rainfall and water supplies. Higher… Read the full article >


Zambia Western Province Site Visits and Local Stakeholder Consultation

11 July, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

LOCAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIONOur Western Zambia Safe Water Project recently completed its Local Stakeholder Consultation (LSC) event. The project has already been running for a couple of years, but due to COVID-19 restrictions in the country, the stakeholder event had been delayed and CO2balance had until now not had the opportunity to visit the project, meet… Read the full article >