It was an OKM brochure of the water detector GeoSeeker in French, which inspired the hydraulic engineer Makam Keitha in Mali and finally led to the contact between the association “Aktion Pro Afrika” and OKM. The newspaper LVZ accompanied the handover of the water detector GeoSeeker to the association and reported about it.
“Aktion Pro Afrika” knows that water is a valuable good in dry regions that is even more expensive than gold: Thus, te association supports villages in Mali with humanitarian aid campaigns to improve the water supply. To date, 25 small and large wells have been constructed in villages with 300 to 1500 inhabitants in order to improve living conditions in the Sahel zone.
OKM’s general directors Andreas Krauss and Ingolf Mueller decided immediately to support the association and to take over half of the costs of the water detector GeoSeeker. More effective than donations are fundamental improvements of living conditions in Africa – for example through well construction and thus ensuring the availability of clean drinking water.
By handing over the GeoSeeker to the association, current projects can be realized faster and more cost-effectively. The water detector saves time and money for test drillings that were necessary in the past. Thanks to the precise measurement results the waterfinder directly indicates water resources and helps to construct of further wells in the region.
The GeoSeeker, developed by OKM and manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Germany, is a water detector that localizes water resources such as groundwater and water-bearing soil layers at depths of up to 250 metres. The measurement results of the water detector are visualized in 3D-graphics and thus indicate the position and size of water resources. This advantage facilitates the work of drilling companies, well builders and aid organisations, since the GeoSeeker’s specific indications save the need for costly test drilling.
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Association “Aktion Pro Afrika”
With projects, sponsorships and donations, the association is dedicated to improving living conditions, health and education in Mali. “Aktion Pro Afrika” was launched in 2007 and supports inhabitants of the Sahel zone with the construction of wells, schools and health centres.
The association is based in Bochum and is mainly supported by private donations.
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