Les projets

Madagascar, Ambahikily et Saint Augustin, Water access and sanitation

  Mise en eau du réseau


Experts-Solidaires works with the Regional Water Directorate (DRE) of Tuléar to support two municipalities:

- Municipality of Ambahikily: Construction of a drinking water network to supply 12,000 people within 15 years.

 The commune of Ambahikely is located 200 km north of Tuléar, in a rice-growing area. The population replenishes water in the irrigation canal or in surface wells made of sheet metal. Sanitation is non-existent and defecation in the open is the rule.

- Saint Augustin: Rehabilitation of the Saint Augustin water system (3,500 people).

This network built in 2011 ceased to function in 2012 because of management concern. Experts-Solidaires helps the DRE and the commune of Saint Augustin to set up a new delegation contract accompanied by a rehabilitation component. Social marketing support, aimed at increasing the consumption of drinking water and the number of private connections, was carried out. It enabled the connection of 70 households in December 2015.

In addition, Experts-Solidaires supports ERD in setting up technical and financial monitoring of the networks in the region.


Commune of Ambahikily

  • A drilling of 150 meters depth with a flow of 15 m3 / hour
  • A water tower of 65 m3 to 15 meters high
  • A solar pumping system of 4.5 Kwc and 14 m3 / hour
  • A network of 8 km long
  • 8 water kiosks
  • 200 private connections

Commune of Saint Augustin:

  • A drilling and its work of protection:
  • A 100 m3 tank with aeration system
  • A network of 8.3 km
  • 3 Kiosks
  • 103 private connections


  • Ambahikily will be equipped with a functional water network with at least 200 connections in late 2015
  • Optimization and commissioning of the Saint Augustin and Manombo networks
  • The implementation of technical and financial follow-up on the province of Atsimo Andrefana.


  • Re-commissioning, in a sustainable way, access to water for the population of Saint Augustin, and Ambahikily
  • Technical and financial monitoring of the province is efficient


  • Commune of Ambahikily
  • Commune of Saint Augustine
  • Ministry of Water, Regional Delegation of Tuléar
  • NGO Tamafa


  • Ille de France water authority
  • County Council of Oise
  • EDF Foundation

Additional Info

  • Pays: Madagascar
  • Domaines:
  • Demandeur: Commune d'Ambahikily