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Area studies

Under this category you can learn more about the context in which different initiatives take place. To expand the approach of roads for water it is very important to know how things work in different countries with diverse cultures and natural environment.

How can road side tree planting benefit people in Kitui, Kenya?

This report is part of the collaboration with SEKU in the Roads for Water program. 

It explains the benefits of road side tree planting in ASALs and describes how such activities can be organized with the community. 

Road Side Tree Planting – Kitui Report

Aproveitamento de agua em projectos de estradas – ANE

This presentation prepared by ANE (Administração Nacional de Estradas) – the Mozambican Road National Administration – gives and overview of the mozambican road network, climate change related threats to roads and the potential of water harvesting. Read the presentation here.

Impact of Road Water Harvesting on Food Security in Semi-Arid Kenya

This report investigates how road water harvesting can impact food security in Mbitini, Kenya. In this Semi-Arid Land farmers have seen a positive change due to road water harvesting.

Two direct results of the increased water availability are: increased yields and increased variety of crops.

This research is a collaboration between South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) and MetaMeta.

Here you can read more on how farmers practice this, and the benefits they get.

 

Beneficial Roads for Water/Resilience Opportunities along the National Highway in Pakistan

This short note argues to make a strong connection between road development and climate
change adaptation and water management in Pakistan. It focuses particular on opportunities
to do so along the National Highway, where the Pakistan Sustainable National Highway
Maintenance Project is under consideration for ADB funding. Read the note here

Vaguely Right or Exactly Wrong: Measuring the (Spatial) Distribution of Land Resources, Income and Wealth in Rural Ethiopia

Land ties people to specific localities featuring different levels of accessibility and natural endowments; it is therefore related in various ways to matters of inequality. Drawing from economics and human geography, we explore the multifaceted and complex nature of inequality. Our case study takes place in rural Tigray, Ethiopia. Quantitative data analysis is used to reveal (spatial) income distribution patterns between statistically representative population groups. Qualitative data are then used to describe the productive activities of these groups, their respective processes of material asset accumulation or losses, and how their economic activities are affected by location. The paper concludes that, where measures of the distribution of income falls short, we require other tools that will help us reveal patterns: (1) of material wealth distribution; (2) of control over production; and (3) of the unaccounted value created within the household or derived from the natural environment. View full text here

The Promises of Roads for Polder Water Management and Flood Protection

Funded under the Blue Gold Innovation Fund and supported by Blue Gold, EKN, the Global Resilience Partnership/Z Zurich Foundation, this opportunity study explored the scope of and ways to integrate (embankment) road development and polder water management and flood protection. There are many connections between roads and water/flood management: i) roads change and disrupt natural drainage flows and khal connectivity, accentuating waterlogging in polders ii) many embankments double up
as roads and flood shelters and iii) road-water crossings, if provided with gates, being potential sites for water control and distribution. The report can be accessed here

Potential of Road Water Harvesting for Resilience in Afghanistan

In this presentation, Assoc. Prof. Abdul Qayeum Karim from Kabul University presents the potential for road water harvesting in Afghanistan. The presentation can be accessed here

Socio-economic impact of road water harvesting – Example from Kenya

This presentation show results of a study on the socio-economic impact of road water harvesting in Kitui, Kenya. Have a look at the presentation on this link: Socio-economic impact of Road Water Harvesting – Example from Kenya

Evaluating the potential of road rain water harvesting in Yemen – Rural Roads

This presentation shows the case study of the Maghrabah Manakah Bab Bahil Road, in the Sana’a Governorate, Yemen. See the presentation here

Understanding and addressing the drought in Kenya: opportunities of harvesting water with roads

Drought is striking in Kenya, especially in the semiarid and arid lands where (agro-) pastoralists live. We visited Kitui-East to listen to the people about their situation and share their story. What is their experience, and how are they dealing with this situation? You can read about it here

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