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.

Country Visions for Road Water Management for Resilience

These countries share how they envision the future prospect and actions, of road water management for resilience:

Roads to the Rescue in Bangladesh

Outcomes of preliminary studies for using roads for water managment in coastal Bangladesh here

Road design standards for Local Government Engineering Department, Bangladesh

In this presentation the road design standards of the Local Government Engineering Department of Bangladesh. To read the presentation click here

Using Vetiver System for roadside protection

The Vetiver System can be used for roadside protection, and at the same time provide an income for roadside communities. This presentation includes examples, in which the Vetiver System was used for roadside and raiway protection. You can find the presentation here.

Source: The Vetiver Network International

Legislative and policy issues related to roads for water in Uganda

Legislative and policy issues related to roads for water in Uganda

Roads and water in Uganda: challenges and opportunities

In this presentation we explore the interactions and opportunities between roads and water along selected roads in Uganda roads-and-water-status-uganda

Lake pollution at Katosi Road – Uganda

Pictures of lake pollution at Katosi Road in Uganda here

Reconnaissance report from Uganda

As part of the project “New Roads for Resilience: Connecting roads, water and livelihoods”, the Roads for Water consortium aims to transform roads in Sub-Saharan African, including Uganda, into instruments for water harvesting to contribute towards improved water supply, better soil moisture, reduced erosion along roads and respite from harmful damage. This study aims at developing a first case to be used for the development of the initiative in Uganda.  You can read the full report here.

Community Capacity Building in Road Run Off Harvesting in Malawi

Members of the Rainwater Harvesting Association of Malawi organized a hands on training session of farmers and extension workers on various methods of road run off harvesting. The aim was to raise awareness on the various techniques available and also to impart the skills on how to implement the practice in their fields. You can find the training report here

Roadside planting: creating employment and economic benefits while protecting communities and the environment

Roadside planting presents a solid solution to buffer the environmental damage from roads by trapping dust and reducing erosion, flooding and sedimentation.
When coupled with rural development programs, large implementation of roadside planting will create wage employment among the rural poor. By selecting species of commercial importance roadside plantations will create productive assets. Read more here

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