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slider 3 Dust from feeder roads – kopie
slider 4 percolation pits along the road
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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.

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

Roads for resilience opportunities in Mozambique

This note describes opportunities for making a much stronger connection between road development and climate change adaptation and water management in Mozambique. It is not more than a first identification of opportunities and is meant to start a discussion on exploring mutual beneficial opportunities to integrate climate change adaptation and water management in road building practice, as may hopefully be captured in newly updated road manuals for instance. Read the note here.

Multifunctional Infrastructure for Coastal Bangladesh: Using Roads as Instruments for Flood Resilience

This note sets out the scope for making a strong connection between roads and flood resilience and water management in coastal Bangladesh. At the moment there is already considerable overlap with roads serving as flood embankments and embankments doubling up as roads. Systematically planning and designing integrated multifunctional roads can be a cost effective manner to provide higher flood resilience and improved agricultural productivity and will add to the longevity of the roads themselves. Find the note here

Concept note on converting borrow pits for water ponds in Mozambique

This note discusses the systematic conversion of borrow pits as source of water supply in Mozambique. Borrow pits provide the source material for the construction of road embankments – depending on the local area: gravel/ aggregates, silica sands, laterite sands, calcite. Once no longer used borrow pits can become an important and valuable source of water supply in different parts of the country. Rather than backfilling the borrow pits or leaving them unattended, they may be systematically transformed into sources of local water supply Read the note here

Field visits Tigray – Group presentations

In these presentations the groups share their lessons from fieldwork in Tigray, Ethiopia during the Regional Leadership Course in Mekelle. 

Country Experience on Road Water Management for Resilience

Find out here what activities are on-going in Uganda, Malawi, Kenya and Ethiopia:

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

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