slider 1 road side storage dry

slider 2 road side harvestingg pond
slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
slider 5 Ponding at culvert in road DSC08234
slider 6 road side waterlogging
Slider 7 road side water harvesting storage pond

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.

Short course road water harvesting Yemen

This short course was developed in Yemen on road water harvesting. Explaining what techniques can be of great use to facilitate beneficial water management.

In this short course training different methods of retaining and recharging water from roads, making use of on-going investment in roads development and rehabilitation to secure local water resources is explained deeply. It argues to take a multi-functional look at roads: whilst roads deliver transport and communication services, at the same time they can contribute to water security, flood control and erosion mitigation. In this way the high investment in road connectivity in Yemen can even render a much broader impact on livelihoods and economic development.

This short course training is initiated following extensive consultations with several water and agriculture sector organizations, and road authority in Yemen, as well as with international partners of WEC involved in the implementation of the Yemen Niche 027, Flood-Based Farming, Roads for Water and other projects.

RRWH SHORT COURSE – FINAL

Brochure: Road Development to Support Water Management and Flood Resilience

With 40,000 kilometres of embankment roads, polder roads and footpaths and a population of 30 Million in coastal polders of Bangladesh – roads provide a large opportunity to serve water management and flood resilience. “Roads to the Rescue” focuses on strengthening the practicality of using roads for water management within polders and making roads instruments for flood protection. Within the polders, rural transport structures such as roads, bridges, and culverts strongly influence water flow, distribution, and water levels. These structures can contribute to better management of flood inundation, can avoid flood drainage congestion, provide better embankments and provide flood and post flood shelters.

Read the brochure here

Environmental Impact Assessment – Roads to the Rescue

Based on the assessment and classification of road – water issues in Polder 26 and 43 2F, Polder 32 and LGED Khajuria Sub-project, this report outlines several options and opportunities to improve these issues. Overall, the implementation of the proposed measures will lead to environmental benefits in the polder areas by reducing waterlogging, erosion and salinity. At the same time, agriculture productivity will increase and the overall socio-economic situation in the polders will improve. Read the full report here

Comparative water quality analysis for road runoff water, case-study Kenya

A report that compares water quality parameters of water harvest from roads, rock catchment, river, borehole and a shallow well. It concludes that the water quality of road runoff is better off compared to other sources, only issues along road being exceeding values of high iron and turbidity. This can be prevented/treated with appropriate measures. Overall there is huge potential of road runoff also to be used for domestic use. 

Find the report here

How to create 500.000 jobs in Ethiopia?

This policy note digs into the motorbike-transport business and how this can have a major impact for Ethiopia. Both for youth in terms of job creation and for all communities living in rural areas for increased and improved mobility. 

Motorbikes are widespread in many African countries, proving a great opportunity for Ethiopia. 

Read the practical note here

 

Roads for Resilience Report Tajikistan

Integrating climate change adaptation and water management in the design and construction of roads.  

Assessment of Opportunities in Tajikistan

Find the report here

 

 

Cost-benefit analysis Kitui County

This report gives an insight in the construction costs of road water harvesting structures and its return on investment. In this way it shows how farmers can benefit greatly from a relatively low investment. 

Cost-Benefit analysis Kitui County

Reaping the fruits from road water harvesting

Want to know how road water harvesting can boost your farming business? Read the story from Mr. and Mrs. Mwania who live in the semi-arid part of Makueni and are reaping many fruits from road water harvesting. 

Reaping fruits of road water harvesting – Mwania’s story

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management in the Design and Construction of Roads

Road construction often changes surface runoff patterns which, if unmanaged, can lead to water-related problems. The most common design approach in road development is to allow water to flow through hydraulic structures (roadside ditches, culverts, bridges) to ensure the safety of the structures. In many countries, water shortages are a common challenge. Research carried out in Ethiopia and other countries shows that water harvesting from roads has multiple benefits: it enhances soil moisture and groundwater recharge; it increases the availability of surface water for multiple uses; it reduces flooding and erosion at downstream areas; and it increases the resilience of local communities to droughts and rainfall variability. MetaMeta was given the assignment to assess and introduce the systematic use of roads for water management in Zambia. Read the full report here.

Overcoming dry spells with flood based farming systems in Malawi

The Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi (RHAM) in collaboration with the Land Resource Conservation Department under the Ministry Of Agriculture Irrigation and Water Development (MOAIWD) organised a field day on 29th of January 2018 in Mitundu Extension Planning Area (EPA), Lilongwe, Central Malawi. The field day was aimed at letting farmers appreciate the crop stand under different in-situ water harvesting technologies promoted by the association under the programme entitled “Asia to Africa; Testing the Adaptability of Flood Based Resource Management” in collaboration with Flood Based Livelihood Network (FBLN) and MetaMeta in Netherlands. The outcomes of the field visit can be found on this report: Overcoming dry spells with Flood Based Farming Systems

Page 1 of 912345...Last »

 

  Roads for Water Consortium:                          

   

logo_mm copy mekelle-university-logo ERA logo Tigray agriculture (not sure) amhara agriculture bureau